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Rio Nuevo Drinking Chocolate - 50%

Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews


Directly traded drinking chocolate, developed by chocolatiers Rio Nuevo.

Tasting Notes: Cherry Syrup, Cinnamon, Caramel (50% Chocolate)

Rio Nuevo was founded with a vision - to partner with farmers in Direct Trade relationships that improve livelihoods and to craft delicious chocolate, using fairly and ethically sourced single estate Arriba Nacional Cocoa Beans from Ecuador. By purchasing this drinking chocolate you are part of the conservation efforts being made to preserve one of the last remaining cloud forests in the world: the Ecuadorean Chocó.

This indulgent 250g bag of drinking chocolate was created using FSC certified recyclable & compostable seaweed packaging

Why Rio Nuevo?

Better pay: 62% more than fair trade price paid directly to farmers

Natural: Cacoa grown using organic methods 

Vegan friendly: Free from dairy, gluten and palm oil

Ingredients & Provenance

Ingredients: Cacoa beans, Unrefined cane sugar, Cacao butter

Country: Manabi, Ecuador

Variety: Arriba Nacional

Nutritional information (per 100g)

Bag weight: 250g

Energy: 2213KJ (532kcal)

Fat: 33g (Saturates: 24g)

Carbohydrates: 24g (Sugars: 30g)

Protein: 9.2g

Salt: 0.18g

Produced in a kitchen that also handles nuts.

Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
67%would recommend this product
3 reviews
  • JC
    James C.
    Verified Buyer
    13 seconds ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Melts evenly into a silky, smooth, rich drinking chocolate with notes of caramel & subtle warming spice with a prominent black cherry note on the finish

  • GT
    Gail T.
    Verified Buyer
    10 months ago
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    A sad day

    I was extremely disappointed to find that you had changed the drinking chocolate from the last purchase that I made. The last batch of drinking chocolate was from the Dominican Republic, Peru, Sierra Leone, had 35% cocoa and in a powdery form. The flavour was far superior and rich compared to the flakes of the new brand, even though this has a higher cocoa content. I found this new chocolate to be weak in taste and harder to dissolve in the Nespresso velvatiser, a machine especially made for drinking chocolate and which made a superb cuppa of the old type of drinking chocolate.

    Will you ever be returning to the old Dominican Republic, Peru, Sierra Leone, powder drinking chocolate.


    I am an ardent chocolate drinker and it was a very sad day to discover the best ever drink from yourselves had been replaced by this inferior product.


    Gail Twitchin

    Origin Coffee
    6 months ago

    Hi Gail,

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.

    After closer inspection, I can see your last order from us is over 6 years ago back in 2016.

    Since then, we have changed our chocolate supplier and have chosen to work with Rio Nuevo, a B Corp certified brand who follow an ethical and sustainable supply chain model. The quality of their product is exception, and the percentage of cocoa is actually much high than the one you mentioned previously. This might be a reason why it’s not to your taste.

    Hope this helps clarify.

    Any other questions please reach out to us directly through

    Many thanks,

    Sam @ Origin

  • RP
    Richard P.
    Verified Buyer
    1 year ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Super Hot Chocolate

    Really nice taste. Sweet but balanced.

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