Limited Release, Peppermint
Available exclusively on our website! Limited Release bars are our way of sharing the incredible fine flavor cacao we receive from farmers all over the world. Although we aren’t able to visit these farms personally we’re so impressed with the quality and incredible flavors we just had to turn the beans into chocolate. As with all our bars these are made with cocoa butter we freshly press from the same beans we use to make the bars. We make only one batch of each of origin, so they’re only available for a limited time.
About This Bar
Our Limited Release Peppermint Dark Chocolate bar is a collaboration with our friends at Burlap & Barrel. Ethan Frisch and Ori Zohar are as passionate about sourcing single origin spices as we are about sourcing single origin cacao! They visit the farms personally, trade directly with the farmers, and find unique spices available nowhere else.
The Euphrates Mint used in this bar tastes like it was just picked from the garden. The flavor blends perfectly with the herbal and floral notes of our Ucayali cacao from Peru. While most mint chocolate is made using flavor additives and oils, we add the ground mint leaves directly to our chocolate. Over the course of several days of refining and conching the mint flavor infuses completely with the chocolate. The result is a delightfully refreshing, unique chocolate bar!
*** This bar is made with natural, freshly dried mint. The fresh mint flavor blends subtly with the herbal notes of the Ucayali but doesn’t overwhelm it. Most “peppermint” chocolate is made with artificial flavoring, such as the kind used to make candy canes. This is not that! It tastes like fresh mint out of the garden, not a candy cane! ***
Tasting Notes: cool, refreshing mint, ripe peaches, sweet floral & herbal notes
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 Euphrates Mint.
About Euphrates Mint
The Euphrates Mint used in this bar is sourced from Gaziantep, Turkey, which is near the border of Syria. It is harvested fresh and air dried.
About our Ucayali Cacao
We source our Ucayali cacao directly from Ucayali River Cacao in Peru. They buy fine cacao from local farmers at prices above what they could get selling it locally. The wet cacao is then fermented and dried to their exacting specifications at their centralized fermentation and drying facility. For more information about Ucayali River Cacao and our trip to visit them, please visit our Ucayali page.
… and a note about Turkey
Although we’ve never visited Gaziantep we’ve been to Turkey many times and absolutely love the country. We highly recommend it as a travel destination, especially Istanbul and the small towns along the Lycean coast. If you’re planning to travel there and would like some personalized recommendations please email us. Iyi günler!
Nutrition information below.
Gazientep mint fields
Fresh Gaziantep mint!
Ingredients: Single origin cacao beans, organic cane sugar, single origin cocoa butter (Ucayali), dried peppermint leaves.
Dairy free, soy free.
May contain trace amount of peanuts and tree nuts.
Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Single Origin Cocoa Butter (Ucayali), Mint
May contain trace amounts of peanuts and tree nuts.
Three people could not detect any peppermint flavor. Rather disappointing.
My experience with this LR is too long to retell here. That said, the GF chocolate, team and process are fantastic. Probably none better (hedging cuz I don’t like superlatives) for an adventurous taster. Hedging the last star because I would still like the Peppermint to come forward a tiny bit more than it does. The bar is unbelievably good and the approach is the best (there, I said it). Thank you!