It’s a very special year for Monggo Chocolate, as we are celebrating our 15th anniversary! Unfortunately, the current situation doesn’t allow us to celebrate the way we had hoped.
So to compensate, let us share with you why you should choose Monggo to help you through these tough times. For every year we have flourished, here are 15 reasons why Monggo is Indonesia’s Finest Chocolate.
#1 Chocolate is good for you
There are a lot of articles purporting the health benefits of chocolate. It might even seem hard to believe! Many research and articles claim chocolate can improve;
- heart health
- cognitive functioning
- releases endorphins that helps against depression, stress and bad moods
- rich in antioxidants which protect cells from free radicals (the most unfriendly radicals!)
- is linked to longevity, better exercise endurance and is good for your skin.
There are just as many articles that counter the health benefits of chocolate. For example, chocolate is linked to weight gain and increased risk for diabetes. Confused? Don’t be.
Chocolates are calorie-dense, but dark chocolate is actually the least unhealthy chocolate to consume. Especially when compared to milk and white chocolate, which contains much more sugar and fat. So if you are going to be snacking, why not opt for a healthier option?
Monggo Chocolate is unique because we have a wide range of dark chocolate starting at 58% all the way up to 100%, which is completely sugar-free!
So, what’s the moral of the story here? Try and consume chocolate in moderation and make sustainable healthy lifestyle choices. Remember, it takes time to offset the negative effect of unhealthy lifestyle choices. But it is never too late, and you can start right now, right from home.
#2 Our chocolate is locally sourced and produced
Before you ask, yes there is a significant difference between the two.
Sourced refers to where we get our raw ingredients from, almost 100% of which comes from Indonesia. Why ‘almost’? Because we do import some special ingredients like Matcha from Japan and Salted Butter from France. Otherwise, the amazing chocolate you taste is a legitimately 100% Indonesian product.
Produced refers to the location where the cacao is turned into the divine chocolate and where it is packaged. Monggo Chocolate is produced entirely in Yogyakarta before being sent off to the various locations that carry Monggo Chocolate.
We are proud to be locally sourced and produced because after all, Indonesia is the third largest exporter of cacao in the whole world! Being as local as we can be allows us to be able to maintain close relationships with our sellers and makers. That way, we can ensure that the quality of our chocolate is never compromised.
#3 Our chocolate factory is eco-friendly
We are always proud to say that Monggo Chocolate cares about the environment as much as we love our chocolate. Our tablets are completely plastic free! We use paper packaging as much as possible to have minimal ecological impact. The back of our products also include some tips and mention our efforts to be more eco-friendly.
In fact, we managed to convince many of our local suppliers to stop wrapping each and every item in plastic and now our cacao comes in reusable linen bags. Our chocolate factories are located close to us, that way we can monitor production to ensure that our waste production is kept to a bare minimum.
As most of our raw ingredients are locally sourced and produced, we also reduce our carbon footprint since we don’t need anything imported which usually involves more transportation.
Our environmentally friendly values go beyond the ingredients, but right down to the packaging. We’d like to be exemplary to show that as an industry, it is possible to care about the impact we have on our beloved Earth. While there are many creative packaging solutions we can aspire to, this is a good place to start consciously choosing products that align with your belief system.
#4 Culture in the taste of chocolate
Monggo Chocolate is more than just good chocolate, it’s a cultural experience. How so? Indonesia has never made headlines when it comes to producing chocolate, yet it is the 3rd largest cacao exporter in the world after Brazil and the Ivory Coast.
While it may seem harmless to assume that vast cacao production would automatically mean a lot of chocolate, those are two entirely different concepts. Among other countries, Indonesia exports cacao to Belgium, a country known throughout the cosmos for its namesake chocolate.
Our founder, Thierry Detournay, never thought that he would bring his homeland specialties to Jogja all those years ago. With a simple desire to make quality chocolate available in Indonesia and his homemade Pralines gaining popularity, the journey of Monggo Chocolate began.
We bring out the best of both worlds by combining the natural resources of Indonesia with the rich tradition of chocolate making from Belgium to make premium chocolate. The point where these two worlds meet, is exactly where Monggo Chocolate melts in your mouth!
#5 Every chocolate flavour imaginable
Some like their chocolate dark, milk, white or even pink! What about those who care more about what’s on the inside? Like the Harry Potter every flavour beans fantasy confectionery, Monggo is like Indonesia’s very own every flavour chocolate.
We are always finding new ways to incorporate existing flavours and textures into our chocolate. Thankfully, Indonesia offers no shortage of exciting tastes. From flavouring to filling ranging from fruits to nuts to household condiments, these exceptional varieties of accoutrements showcase not just the chocolate, but the cultural heritage of Indonesia. Just look at all these options!
- Cacao nibs
- Red chilli
- Volcanic salt
- Orange peel
- Salty caramel
- Macadamia nuts
- Kenari nuts
- Cashew nuts
If any of these tickle your fancy, just imagine how sublime it will taste in combination with our delicious mouth-watering chocolate…
For every year Monggo Chocolate has been in service, we have given you a reason to choose us. Thank you for supporting us and helping us deliver real, premium quality chocolate for everyone in Indonesia to enjoy.
Monggo Chocolate wishes you health and happiness, always.