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MILTOS IS A FRESH “STEAM ROASTED” CHOCOLATE CRAFTED WITH THE WORLD’S HIGHEST QUALITY CACAO BEANS.

FRESH CHOCOLATE FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE MOUNTAINS IN KIRIYAMA, EHIME TO THE WORLD, MILTOS. THE OWNER, KENJI TAKAHASHI, HIMSELF VISITS CACAO-PRODUCING COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD TO MAKE THE BEST COCOA BEANS.

COCOA BEAN ROASTING IS DONE VIA A MILTOS ORIGINAL STEAM ROASTING METHOD. THIS METHOD BRINGS OUT THE MEMORY AND AROMA OF THE COCOA BEANS FROM WHEN THEY WERE FRUITS. THREE DAYS AFTER ROASTING, WE HAVE INCREDIBLY FRESH MILTOS CHOCOLATE. PLEASE ENJOY THE BEST CHOCOLATE MADE WITH PASSION, MILTOS.

ABOUT

FRESH CHOCOLATE

“FRESHNESS” IS THE FIRST PRIORITY IN OUR CHOCOLATE MAKING AT MILTOS. MOST CHOCOLATES ON THE WORLD MARKET ARE SEVERAL MONTHS OLD. NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE CACAO BEANS ARE, THEY DO NO GOOD IF THEIR FRESHNESS IS LOST DURING MONTHS OF DISTRIBUTION.

AT MILTOS, WE CONCH GROUND CACAO NIBS FOR TWO DAYS, AND ON DAY THREE, OUR CHOCOLATE IS READY. CHOCOLATE THAT IS TOO FRESH RIPENS AND CHANGES ITS FLAVOR, WHICH DELIGHTS CHOCOPHILES. THE BIGGEST FACTOR BEHIND THE DELICIOUSNESS OF MILTOS' CHOCOLATE IS ITS FRESHNESS.

STEAM ROASTED

RICE HAS BEEN THE STAPLE FOOD IN JAPAN SINCE THE OLD DAYS. JUST LIKE THE JAPANESE BRING OUT THE NATURAL SWEETNESS AND UMAMI OF RICE BY STEAMING IT, WE STEAM CACAO BEANS AT MILTOS, INSTEAD OF ROASTING THEM IN AN OVEN. THIS SPECIAL FORMULA EVEN BRINGS OUT “SWEETNESS,” WHICH IS OTHERWISE HIDDEN BEHIND THE BITTER TASTE IF CACAO BEANS.

SOFTLY STEAMING THE BEANS WILL ROAST THE SURFACE AND THE INSIDE IN A GOOD BALANCE, WHICH HELPS PRESERVE THE BEANS’ INTRINSIC SWEETNESS. THIS MAKES OUR FRESH CHOCOLATE TASTIER. WHAT IS PERCEIVED AS SWEETNESS IS IN FACT “SOURNESS.” ENJOYING THIS TASTE IS TO ENJOY THE FRESHNESS AND FRUITINESS OF THE BEANS.

SELECTION

“CHOCOLATE IS MADE FROM CACAO BEANS, WHICH ARE SEEDS OF CACAO FRUITS.” IT IS NOT AN EASY JOB TO FIND THE BEST BEANS OUT OF MANY STRAINS SOLD AT A MARKET. THAT IS BECAUSE THE QUALITY OF THE BEANS ARE DETERMINED BY PROCESSES THAT THEY GO THROUGH BEFORE THEY ARE SOLD.

WE VISIT CONTRACTED FARMERS AROUND THE WORLD AND OBSERVE THE FERMENTATION PROCESS, TIMING OF THE HARVEST, AND HOW THE FRUITS ARE GROWN ON THE FARM, IN ORDER TO SELECT THE BEST BEANS. WE AT MILTOS SELECT CACAO BEANS THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHEF THAT SELECTS THE BEST INGREDIENTS. THAT IS WHY WE VISIT CACAO-PRODUCING COUNTRIES ALL AROUND THE WORLD.