This sweet and savory bar combines our El Carmen chocolate with caramelized onions sourced from single origin spice masters Ethan Frisch and Ori Zohar of Burlap & Barrel. The carefully dried, caramelized onions are refined along with our chocolate in our stone grinders for maximum flavor development. The intense, melt-in-your mouth onion flavor is umami at it’s best. It’s truly a unique and supremely satisfying flavor experience! As with all our bars these are made with cocoa butter we freshly press from the same beans we use to make the bars.
About the Caramelized Onions
Burlap & Barrel sources the dried, caramelized onions used in this bar from Wolfe Farms in the Finger Lake region of New York. This family owned farm was established in 2018, and is committed to growing exceptionally flavorful varietals and also sustainable farming practices. The onions used are Safrane Globe, which is an extremely sweet varietal prized for their firm texture and bronzed skin. The onions are within days of harvesting to concentrate their natural sugar and deepen their flavor. This is the first batch of caramelized onions from Wolfe Farms, and as soon as we tasted them we knew we had to make this bar!
About Burlap & Barrel
Burlap & Barrel is a Public Benefit Corporation building new international food supply chains that are equitable, transparent and traceable. Their unique and personally sourced spices can be found in the kitchens of Michelin star chefs. And for good reason – the flavors are extraordinary. We encourage you to check out their website to learn more about the great work they’re doing, and also discover their unmatched selection of spices… including the Caramelized Onions we used in this bar! But, fair warning – Wolfe Farms made a very limited run of caramelized onions and we used most of them for this bar, so get yours soon!
Tasting Notes: Brown sugar, pear, allium umami
Ingredients: Cacao Beans (El Carmen), Organic Sugar, Single Origin Cocoa Butter (El Carmen), dried caramelized onions
Soy Free, Gluten Free, Not Alkalized, No Lecithin, Vegan
Smooth and savory tasting experience. The intense, melt-in-your mouth SWEET onion flavor is incredible and never excessive. It’s truly a unique and supremely satisfying journey. Tasting Notes: Brown sugar, pear, sweet onions, potato chips (onion flavored). The finish is earthy, leaving an extremely pleasant dry mouthfeel. Do not be intimidated by the NAME & the TYPE OF INCLUSION because this chocolate bar is like cherries: once you start savoring it, you just can't stop! It is perfect at the end of a meal and, in particular, with beer and cheese. I truly think Tom & Monica absolutely smacked on this recipe.
This bar is AMAZING. Savoury chocolate is a whole other ballgame. If you’re open to it, I highly recommend you try this bar (assuming you like onion!). Burlap and Barrel, props to you! The onion is so flavourful, sweet and complex. And of course, to Tom and Monica too (you chocolate Dieties : ). Thank you! This bar should totally not be temporary!
Weird in concept, but actually tastes pretty good.
I'll be honest, I was a bit afraid of this combo. Chocolate and onion, really? But I was pleasantly surprised with the results. Great chocolate taste with a subtle hint of onion makes a perfect combination
Your CARAMELIZED ONION BAR IS DELICIOUS as it melts in your mouth & ALL THE TONES are making BEAUTIFUL MUSIC!! This Bar ranks right up there with Lawley’s Rum, El Carmen infused with Coffee & The AMERICAN BAR that you gave us!!!!!!!! Thank you for GREAT CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!