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I’m all for trying new chocolate preparations but...a quick succession of burnt wood to sirloin steak then rotten mushroom lingers...not for me.
Very tasty and fun variety of chocolate
I was pretty skeptical about unroasted cacao, since it can be quite astringent and bitter, but this was delicious. It's different than roasted chocolate, so don't expect the same product. It has a softer mouthfeel and a much quicker melt, with a less developed flavor. The flavor is good, though - earthy, coffee, vanilla, spices, some fruity notes. And very little of the astringency or bitterness I expected. Enjoyable, and definitely worth trying to experience the full range of flavors in cacao.
Unroasted cocoa with a unique texture and flavor profile. Starchy and earthy with distinct potato flavor along with hints of liqueur and fruit. Weird, but in a good way.
Collection title: All Chocolate Bars
Collection title: Cacao Origin: Blend
Collection title: Chocolate with Salt
Collection description: Why is salt in chocolate so good? Salt is an inspired and natural pairing to chocolate (and sugar). Salt intensifies your body’s ability to taste sugar, and it also suppresses the bitterness of chocolate. Not to mention it also enhances the many flavor nuances found in single origin chocolate.
Collection title: Dark Chocolate
Collection title: Duarte, Dominican Republic
Collection description: Duarte is a northern province of the Dominican Republic, named after Juan Pablo Duarte, the founder of the country. The province is located in the eastern portion of the Cibao Valley, and finds its economic base in both commercial industry & processing, and agriculture. Duarte grows over two-thirds of the Dominican Republic’s exported cacao, as well as ~60% of the rice consumed within the country; other crops include coffee, tobacco, and bananas.
Collection title: Homepage Collection
Collection title: Kosher Chocolate
Collection description: These chocolates bars are Kosher and certified either by OU Kosher Parve, Kosher LBD, or Kosher Dairy.
Collection title: Latest Arrivals
Collection title: Organic Chocolate
Collection title: Raaka
Collection description: Raaka is one of the few chocolate makers that does unroasted chocolate right. Not roasting the beans presents an interesting challenge to chocolate makers and the flavor is a unique departure from traditional methods. Raaka is based in the Red Hook district in Brooklyn, NY. Raaka has a great collection of unique and fun chocolate bars that are also vegan friendly and sugar free. They focus on telling stories through their bars that highlight the region where the cacao is from, the conditions they were grown in, and how it was processed. Raaka is all about a transparent trade. They ensure that receive their cacao beans through direct trade, with organizations that promote quality, sustainability and premium pricing for their farmers. Raaka also provides complete transparency on their purchasing of all their cacao beans. The name Raaka means ‘raw or unfettered’ in Finish
Collection title: Reserva Zorzal
Collection description: Zorzal Cacao is an agroforestry project of Reserva Zorzal, a thousand-acre private bird sanctuary and 130-acre organic cacao farm in the northern Dominican Republic. Zorzal is actually the Spanish word for “thrush,” referring to the Bicknell’s Thrush, a migratory songbird which spends winters in the tropical forests of the preserve. Reserva Zorzal is even more unique in the world of cacao, as they have set aside seventy percent of the preserve’s land to be forever wild. They’re part of a carbon-offset project with thirteen other landowners, employ local wildlife monitors, and serve as a model for the integration of conservation & sustainable agroforestry. The cocoa trees are shade-grown to promote wildlife habitat and biodiversity, and all Reserva Zorzal cacao is certified organic.
Collection title: Shop Bar & Cocoa
Collection title: Soy Free Chocolate
Collection description: These chocolates do not list soy products as a main ingredient. Some of the chocolates say: "may contain traces of soy" where perhaps a very small amount may have come in contact with the food due to shared equipment or facility usage. Each product has icons that indicate whether a product is completely soy free or may contain traces.
Collection title: United States Chocolate Makers
Collection title: Variety-Trinitario
Collection title: Vegan Chocolate