- 2018 Academy of Chocolate, Bronze
- 2018 Good Food Awards, Finalist
- 2018 Good Food Award, Winner
- 2018 International Chocolate Awards, Americas, Micro-Batch, Bronze
- 2018 Northwest Chocolate Festival, Gold, Best Dark Chocolate
We make this multiple award-winning bar with beans from the Salazar family farm in the Esmeraldas region of Ecuador. The Salazars have over one hundred acres of carefully cultivated Nacional hybrid cacao trees. The volume of beans they harvest allows them to ferment and dry the beans themselves and the level of control they have over the cacao varietals they plant, as well as their post harvest processing, results in beans of exceptional quality and flavor. This is a well balanced bar with very low acidity, intense berry jam flavors and a long finish.
This bar is made with our own freshly pressed Esmeraldas cocoa butter, ensuring true single origin flavor and an exceptionally smooth texture.
For more information about the cacao we use for this bar please visit our Esmeraldas page.Ecuador, 70% Cacao, 55g Bar
Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Fresh Pressed Cocoa Butter
May contain trace amounts of peanuts and tree nuts.
A delight of brown/deep red fruits and pecan nut spread flavour notes in a smooth/lush/rich chocolate. Delicious!
I understand why it wins awards
We bought 3 different single source chocolate bars and compared them. Really interesting and delicious, as we let them melt in the mouth the flavors are very distinct, and all great.
All were very good. Ecuador, Peru, and Brown Butter were standouts.
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