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A. Morin Equateur Esmeralda Milk 48%

A. Morin Equateur Esmeralda Milk 48%

Weight: 100 g

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Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Family Owned

Family Owned

This cocoa from the Esmeraldas province, whose pods are yellow and grainy, reveals a taste of buttered biscuit and caramel. This cocoa grows in the northern zone of the province of Esmeraldas, which is covered by a tropical forest. The villages are mainly on the riversides and the traditional means of transport is by canoe. The cocoa tree is a native tree of the region and has always contributed to the economic support of communities. It is cultivated in agroforestry, under the shade of several varieties of trees such as mango, banana, coconut, orange and wood trees.

Ingredients: Cocoa beans, whole milk , cane sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin.

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Certified EU Organic

EU Organic

Contains dairy

Dairy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

Soy Free

Soy Free

Manufactured in a facility which also processes treenuts

Trace Treenut

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

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Maker

Chocolaterie A. Morin

A Morin Chocolatiers are a 4th generation chocolate maker in Donzère, France. Chocolatiers from father to son since 1994, André Morin founded Chocolaterie A. Morin in 1958 to start making bean to bar chocolate. Since then, they have created artisan chocolate in accordance with chocolate making tradition.They have spent years cultivating relationships with their cocoa producers and farmers to create their line of single origin chocolate bars. They also cultivate over 15,000 acres of fruit and nut orchards to use as raw ingredients such as almonds, hazelnuts and cherries for their pralines, pastes, nougats and jams.

Cacao Region

Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Esmeraldas is the northernmost province of Ecuador, bordering both the Pacific Ocean and western Colombia. The province is notable for its strong Afro-Ecuadorian culture & seafood-based cuisine, as well as the beautiful beaches. Much of Esmeraldas’ population relies upon agriculture to make a living, with the most important crops being banana, tobacco, coffee, and cacao.

Cacao Strain

Nacional

Nacional is one of those ten evolutionarily unique types identified in 2008, using samples collected throughout the Americas over the previous century. Samples proven to be of the nacional cluster were taken from Ecuador and northern Peru, where it’s considered one of the traditional cacao cultivars; it was domesticated by indigenous Ecuadorians over 5000 years ago, reaching far beyond its small native growing region. Many years ago, however, the cultivar neared extinction as more productive clones replaced the region’s native trees. Nacional is known to be fruity & floral, with some astringency and almost no bitterness.

Customer Reviews

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Sharon
A favorite

Really rich and delightful flavor, especially for a milk chocolate bar.

S
Sharon
Excellent

Wonderfully rich “dark milk” flavor. Lots of complexity.

H
Hampton D.I.
Tasty!

Great texture, flavors of banana and milk with hints of vanilla and caramel. A great milk chocolate, not too sweet but with depth of flavor. Definitely keeping this one in the rotation.

B
B.M.
different tastes

My mom loved this bar.

J
JG
nice milk chocolate bar

This milk chocolate bar is buttery with a good balance of sugar. It's not overly sweet and has a nice caramel flavor.