- 2018 International Chocolate Awards, World, Dark Chocolate, Bronze
- 2018 International Chocolate Awards, Americas, Micro-Batch, Silver
Try the bar that won a Gold Sofi award! The cacao for this multiple award-winning origin comes from the jungles of Peru.
The Ucayali river is one of the major headwaters of the Amazon, and the farmers living along its shores grow several varieties of fine flavor cacao. They bring the cacao on boats to our partners at Ucayali River Cacao, where the beans are expertly fermented and dried at their new facility.
This extremely well balanced bar is floral and herbal, with notes of lemon verbena and fig.
This bar is made with our own freshly pressed Ucayali cocoa butter, ensuring true single origin flavor and an exceptionally smooth texture.
For more information about the cacao we use for this bar visit our Ucayali page.Peru, 70% Cacao, 55g Bar
Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Fresh Pressed Cocoa Butter
May contain trace amounts of peanuts and tree nuts.
Always the best chocolate!! Love all their chocolate.
I ordered the Ucayali after enjoying a slightly different collection a friend sent for my husband's birthday. It was wasted on him because all he really likes is sweet milk chocolate. I enjoyed every bar, which is what prompted me to order some for myself and some for friends in Mexico who love chocolate. Do I love the Nicaraguan the best? Or the Mexican? Or the Guatemalan? All are well-balanced, never chalky like bars that have too much chocolate. Never bitter, always with subtle flavors that make you think of the words we use when we talk about wine- cherry undertones, butterscotch, smooth on the tongue, spice. I've been trying not to eat desserts and these bars are just the thing- break off a three inch chunk, and savor it.
I tried a few of the chocolate bars and Peru is my favorite. I'm not a single-source connoisseur or anything like that, so with this I learned that I like chocolate from Peru more than from other places. But that's just my preference. All the bars, this included, are very good and more flavorful than sweet. I just wish they weren't as expensive.
Such a delicious interplay of flavors in this bar! Love it!
Exquisite, sublime and I ate the whole thing in one sitting.