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Dick Taylor Belize Toledo 72%

Dick Taylor Belize Toledo 72%

Weight: 56 g

Regular price $9.50
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Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

This single origin Belize bar is made with exceptional cacao from Maya Mountain Cacao in the Toledo district of southern Belize! This multi award winning bar is made with just two ingredients; cacao and cane sugar. Belize is a mild yet complex chocolate that is wonderfully nuanced with floral and dried fruit notes. 

Awards: Good Food 2016

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Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy"

Trace Dairy

Organic Cacao & Sugar

Organic+

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

Soy Free

Soy Free

Manufactured in a facility which also processes treenuts

Trace Treenut

Organic refined sugar or alternative sweetener, and no animal products (ie defacto vegan)

Vegan+

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

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Maker

Dick Taylor

Former boat makers and carpenters, Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor were intrigued by the new and challenging trend, craft bean to bar chocolate. They started making chocolate in a 500 sq. ft. space in Arcata, CA in 2010. Their chocolate business,  Dick Taylor, quickly evolved, and grew from their love and meticulous attention to detail. Their space in Eureka, CA boast their careful craftsmanship; into an interesting appearance with sharp letterpress packaging and an intricate, pretty mold. Dick Taylor also pushes the traditional methods of chocolate making to coax the maximum “pure” flavor they can from their beans and for their single origin chocolates. They support and purchase their beans through direct trade working directing with the farmers. Most of the bars in their collection are made from only 2 ingredients. They have won multiple awards for their bars in a few short years. Dick Taylor has ventured into rare parts of the jungle to find cacao beans no one has used before. They are constantly keeping up with the demand for chocolate but never cutting any corners to always provide the best chocolate.

Cacao Region

Toledo, Belize

Toledo is the southernmost district of Belize, home to some of the country’s most pristine rainforests, extensive cave networks, coastal lowland plains, and small offshore islands. Punta Gorda, the district capital, hosts a 3-day chocolate festival each May, which has helped build tourist interest in the region. Toledo is home to aroun 30,000 people from a wide range of cultures, including Creole, Mopan & Q'eqchi Maya, the Garifuna, Mennonites, and Mestizos; all of them rely primarily upon agriculture or fishing. Primary crops grown include beans, corn, coffee, yams, and plantains.

Cacao Estate

Maya Mountain Cacao

Maya Mountain is arguably one of the most established cacao origins in the world, having been one of the first to very clearly establish its own brand. Started in 2010, MMC put Belizian cacao on the map, as a pioneer in the centralized fermentery social enterprise model. What that boils down to is 350+ farming families in southern Belize selling their wet cacao beans to the MMC team at a transparent premium. Most of these families are Q’eqchi’ and Mopan Maya and have been producing cacao for generations. In 2014, the origin was even awarded an Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) designation, and its versatile and rich flavors attest to the deservedness of that honor. All Maya Mountain Cacao beans are certified organic.

Cacao Strain

Beniano

The native wild-grown cacao of Bolivia, Beniano is perhaps better known as nacional de Bolivia or even cacao silvestre. That’s because this strain grows wild along the upper part of the Río Bení in northern Bolivia; locals collect pods via canoe, as they ripen. The further south you go, the more indigenous genetic material the fruits tend to contain. Beniano have relatively small pods, meaning less yield per fruit, and a sweet, nutty, and fruity flavor. The overall rich and balanced character of the beans means that even slight changes in fermentation or roasting can cause a huge difference in the final taste of a product, resulting in an overall crowd-pleasing cacao.

Customer Reviews

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A fam favorite

My dad loves this chocolate! You can't go wrong with gifting **** Taylor chocolate...from taste to packaging 👍

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jamie c.
My very favorite!

This has been my favorite bar from the get go! Almost a bit tart…deep dark and delicious. We go through a bar a week…every week…sometimes two! I’m lucky that I can stop by the shop on my way home every Saturday…but when I can’t stop, it’s good to know I can order online! Please never stop making this bar!

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Lauren N.
Savor Every Bite, Outstanding!

Amazing chocolate, we first tasted in Kauai and knew we would be buying more!

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Benjamin S.
The best

This is the best bar of chocolate that I know of. I can't imagine anything better.

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Rachel G.
Fruity and Bright

When it first melts, you are hit with mild astringency that fades quickly into those bright, tart cherry notes 🍒☀ It is just like biting into those delightful dried cherries from the store with its concentrated flavor. As the melt finishes, when the show is almost done--the plum sweeps in with dazzling brightness, brief like a shooting star 🌠