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Monthly Club Tasting Notes

We are pleased to showcase bean to bar chocolate from:
Tosier, Mirzam, Momotombo and Metiisto

Tosier (United Kingdom) Uganda is made with cocoa from Latitude Trading, who we featured in last month's box. This bar is bright with distinct notes of peach, nuts and chocolate ganache. Tosier is an innovative bean to bar maker that handcrafts award winning chocolate in small batches. By using only three ingredients: 70% single origin cocoa beans, unrefined organic cane sugar, and cocoa butter, the flavors of the natural goodness of the cocoa is highlighted and preserved. Tosier thrives on being transparent and producing high quality chocolate and eliminating any misinformation about the chocolate industry.

Mirzam (United Arab Emirates) India 65% is made with beans from the Tamil Nadu region and has heavy spice notes, with sweet lemon and honey. Mirzam is the UAE's first bean to bar maker, and this single origin bar won a Silver at the Academy of Chocolate in 2017. All their bean sources are led by the history and stories of maritime Spice Route which inspires the packaging design.

Momotombo (Nicaragua) Waslala 70% is made at the source by a chocolate maker in Managua. We are pleased to be able to expand our collection of Made at Origin chocolate, highlighting makers who source beans and make chocolate locally. For Momotombo the chocolate making has evolved from a small family kitchen to a store/shop they opened in 2016. Momotombo has been making "bon bon" chocolates and recently expanded to include a collection of bars. Waslala 70% is a sweet dark chocolate, with fruity and spicy aromatic notes.

Metiisto (Australia) Guara 70% is made with beans from the Gaura Estate on the island of West Sumba, Indonesia. This 815-hectare family farm has a strong history of cocoa production, and their beans were recognized with a Cocoa of Excellence Award in 2015. The farm currently employs around 60 full-time staff, who live on the plantation and have access to a free school for their children and their own land for growing food. This bar has a slight smokey flavor, and notes of light roast coffee, cream and apple.