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Amedei Chuao 70%

Amedei Chuao 70%

Weight: 50 g

Regular price $19.00
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Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

A wild cocoa that after a 20-day aging period - unlike any other - continues to develop and improves its acidity and aroma. The fresh aroma of cacao and the delicate acid flavor takes possession of the mouth with decisive notes of fully matured redcurrant and cherry, expanding in all directions. It closes with a sensation of honey and preserves.

No soy lecithin, no artificial colors or flavoring, gluten free.

Awards
AOC-silver-2023 Award

Certified Kosher Dairy

Kosher Dairy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy

Trace Dairy

Peanut Free

Peanut Free

Soy Free

Soy Free

Manufactured in a facility which also processes Tree Nuts

Trace Tree Nut

No animal products, and vegan sugar or alternative sweetener

Vegan+

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

INGREDIENTS & ALLERGENS

Ingredients: cocoa mass, cane sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa min. 70%

May contain traces of milk and tree nuts.

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  • REAL CHOCOLATE

    True chocolate has rich, nuanced flavors. Like wine it can vary by the variety of cacao beans, and where it's grown.

  • ETHICALLY SOURCED

    Chocolate makers that source cacao at high standards beyond Fair Trade, and produce responsibly.

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Maker

Amedei Tuscany

Amedei Tuscany a gourmet Italian chocolate brand was founded by Cecilia Tessieri, the world's first female master chocolatier. From Tuscany, Italy, Tessieri started making confections in tiny 480 square foot space with just one employee, until she realized that not everything was made completely by her. Tessieri spent 24 years traveling around the world, working with chocolatiers in a male dominant field and visiting cacao plantations in search for the best chocolate. Tessieri created Amedei, named after her grandmother in 1990. Amedei uses only the best ingredients and Tessieri carefully overseeing each step the cacao beans go through to ensure fine quality chocolate. Only 1% of the beans harvested are deemed worthy to create Amedei’s chocolate. Amedei evolved as one of the world’s premier luxury chocolate makers and is a six time winner of the Academy of Chocolate’s “Golden Bean” award (equivalent to the Academy Award for chocolatiers, according to Tessieri.

Cacao Region

Aragua, Venezuela

Aragua State is located squarely in northern Venezuela, along the central coast. The region encompasses a variety of climes, including beaches, plains, and jungles, the latter of which is home to one of the state’s many industries: cacao farming. The municipalities of Choroní, Ocumare, and Chuao are some of the most famous & historic cacao-growing areas of Venezuela, as well as the home of— arguably— its most beautiful beaches. In Ocumare the main industries are fishing and cacao production, while Chuao is famously close to the capital city of Caracas, but difficult to get to. The village is only accessible by travelling via boat from nearby Choroní, and then trekking a few miles inland.

Cacao Strain

Chuao

Chuao, is named for the isolated Venezuelan village in which it’s grown. Chuao is one of the cultivars of the the Criollo group. Chuao cacao is said to be a carefully-fermented representation of the best varietals from Venezuela, rich with berries and a sharp cocoa base, finishing heavy. Differentiating a cacao as “chuao” is not to necessarily name it a pure criollo, but to clarify that it comes from the coastal village of Chuao, an area isolated to the point that its cacao has developed its own unique blend of flavors.

Customer Reviews

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Charlotte
Amedei Chuao 70%

Luxurious. Wonderfully nuanced, delectably layered and rich. Red fruit, coffee, cream, nuts, preserves and a heady leather aftertaste. Every morsel is to be savored.

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Maxene G.
One of the best

I've been lucky to try this a few times. Chua is a great variety. Although it is fruit, which isn't normally my favorite, it is smother & velvety. Definitely a classic and must-try.

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Esta G.
Top choice

Bittersweet dark chocolate 70%. Single origin Venezuela. Flavors of plums +
red fruit. Aromatic roundness. Special.