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Almendra with Almonds

  • 2018 Academy of Chocolate, Bronze
  • 2018 Academy of Chocolate, Bronze


We source the beans for this bar from farmer Vicente Caçep, whose family has been growing cacao on his Hacienda Jesus Maria farm in Tabasco, Mexico for over 80 years.  The roasted almonds are from Burroughs Family Farms in Denair, CA, a leader in regenerative agriculture.  All of their almonds are grown with no synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.  We source them through the Equal Exchange cooperative in West Bridgewater, MA.

To craft this bar we grind the almonds in a food processor until they’re the same size as grains of sand, the add them to our tempering machine where they mix evenly with the chocolate (see the pic in the gallery).  This allows for a consistent balance between the flavor of the almonds and the flavor of the chocolate in every bite.  Note that while this bar is crunchy it does not contain whole almonds!

Despite having a 77% cacao content this bar is very light in color, which is due to the fact that the fresh beans are white as opposed to the standard purple.  This is how the bean gets the name Almendra Blanca, which literally means “white almond.”   Monica first discovered Vicente’s farm on one of her sourcing trips to Mexico, and was impressed by the quality of his beans and his entire operation.

This bar is crafted with freshly pressed Almendra Blanca cocoa butter for intense single origin flavor and exceptional smoothness.  We’re one of the only chocolate makers in the country to press our own cocoa butter, and it makes a world of difference in flavor.

For more information about the cacao beans we use to craft this bar check out our Almendra Blanca page.

For more information on fine flavor cacao, our personal approach to direct sourcing and our unique chocolate making process please visit our Fine Cacao, Our Chocolate and Our Process pages.

Tasting notes:  Roasted almond, creamy citrus and hazelnut, with a light crunch.

Collections:  This bar can also be found in the Maker’s Choice Collection.

Pairings:  For cheese pairing selections please visit our Tastings and Pairings page.

Mexico, 60% Cacao, 55g Bar


Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Organic Almonds, Freshly Pressed Cocoa Butter
CONTAINS ALMONDS. Soy Free, Gluten Free, Not Alkalized, No Lecithin, Vegan

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Gina Viviano
Best chocolate I’ve ever eaten

Gorgeous chocolate! This was our kids favorite.

Jeannette Schuessler
Wonderful hot chocolate!

Loved it! Nice and creamy, made it with almond milk.

Karen McKoy


Joseph A Murphy
Great chocolate!

I have tried a number of the Goodnow Chocolate family; they all are super well-made and taste great!
They’re on my permanent keep ordering list!

Jon Kroll
Best Chocolate EVER

Amazing. Love the almond version. More nuts!