- 2018 International Chocolate Awards, World, Dark Chocolate, Bronze
- 2018 International Chocolate Awards, Americas, Micro-Batch, Silver
Our Ucayali bar recently won a 2023 Good Food award! The Good Food Awards celebrates exceptionally flavorful craft foods and also requires that each entry meets strict social and environmental sustainability standards. This is our sixth consecutive Good Food Awards winner! Previously this bar also won a Gold sofi award and Silver at the International Chocolate Awards World finals.
The cacao for this multiple award-winning origin comes from the jungles of Peru. It’s named after the Ucayali river, 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. We’ve personally visited the fermentation and drying facility and have met many of the farmers.
We also freshly press the cocoa butter for this from the same Ucayali beans we use to make the chocolate, resulting in 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 we use for this bar check out our Ucayali page.
Tasting notes: This extremely well balanced bar is floral and herbal, with notes of lemon verbena and fig.
Collections: This bar can also be found in The Complete Collection, The Signature Line Collection, The South America Collection, and The Gold Winners Collection. To purchase our previous five Good Food winners try our Good Food Award Winners collection.
Pairings: For cheese pairing selections please visit our Tastings & Pairings page.
Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Fresh Pressed Cocoa Butter
Soy Free, Gluten Free, Not Alkalized, No Lecithin, Vegan
After reading a story in the Boston Globe in October 2022 we toured the factory in November and became hooked on the chocolate process and the many unique varieties Goodnow creates. We now consult the website regularly for varieties. That is how we came across Yucayali. We are also delighted to finally find Goodnow on the shelf at Idlewild. The nibs are superb and we use it regularly in salads. The cocoa is excellent although somewhat on the sweeter side (use 2 TBS instead of 3). We have sent care packages to our children and neighbors. As I said, great chocolate. Hope Ucayali continues to win.
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My friends and I had fun trying to identify the lemongrass notes to no avail.
Goodnow Farms chocolate is really and truly THE best for anyone who is a connoisseur. Their use of the cocoa butter from the same bean creates a truly unparalleled mouth feel and taste. I have had chocolate from all over the world - and now ONLY Goodnow will do!
OK, there's something special about this chocolate. I've heard the same comment from two female friends: after opening and trying this chocolate, each ended up hiding it from her spouse, to save it. Coincidence? I don't think so -- this chocolate is that good.