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Domori Chuao Criollo 70%

Domori Chuao Criollo 70%

Weight: 50 g

Regular price $12.50
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Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

The Chuao, an ancient variety of Criollo cocoa, takes its name from the plantations and in particular from the Venezuelan peninsula where it was found.

The cocoa beans of this particular variety are completely white and give chocolate an incredible, all natural, sweetness and roundness.

Criollo is a rare and fragile cocoa variety and represents only 0.001% of the cocoa produced in the world. The quality of this cocoa is unmatched as it lacks tannins, which give roughness and astringency to the product. The Criollo boasts a creaminess, roundness and sweetness unique in the world.

Domori has recovered this precious variety of cocoa that risked extinction, creating the largest plantation in the world in Venezuela. From this they receive the raw material that they transform every day through the shortest and purest recipe in the world.

Awards
AOC-gold-2018 Award

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy

Trace Dairy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

Sesame Free

Sesame Free

Manufactured in a facility which also processes soy

Trace Soy

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 paste and brown sugar.


May contain traces of milk, tree nuts and soy.

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Maker

Domori

Domori is a gourmet Italian chocolate maker that focuses on making bars with low production process. They use a low roast profile and medium conch (the stage in which chocolate gets its characteristic taste and mouthfeel from cacao beans) to preserve and maintain the aromas and flavors of the fine cacao beans they feature in their bars. Founded by Gianluca Franzoni in 1997, they are considered one of Europe's finest chocolate makers. Franzoni traveled to Venezuela to help develop a business model to reposition cacao but was ultimately fascinated by cacao itself. He experimented with different varieties to help preserve Venezuela’s biodiversity and even helped prevent the extinction of the Criollo beans. Domori is the first company to use the fine Criollo variety, which is considered the rarest and most prized cacao bean in the world. Their signature 100% Trinitario and unique 70% Criollo strains are an achievement that elevates cacao to a whole new level. The name ‘Domori’ comes from ‘Due Mori’ in Venetian which refers to objects of dark color. Franzoni wanted a name to portray his expressive chocolate company. Venice is considered the land of trades of spices and ideas, and its ‘Due Mori’ representing two bronze statues in the famous Piazza San Marco. Also to Franzoni, the term ‘Due Mori’ is represents two dark beans: cacao and coffee.

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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Sublime!

Cacao from Chuao, Venezuela is said to be some of the world's best, and I can see why. This bar has beautiful toasted grain and nut flavors, like hot cocoa and Nutella, with just a hint of citrus tanginess that rounds it out. The whole Criollo collection from Domori is stunning, but this bar is particularly fine!

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Better than Guasare

I am trying out the Domori criollo line, and find this bar to be more tasty than the Guasare. Both bars have a creamy, sticky texture. This one has more strong fruit overtones, a more distinctive sweetness and acidity.

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Alison
smoked & sweet flavor

Smoked but sweet flavor. Reminds me of backyard BBQs and toasted smores. Ends with a rich fudgey flavor. A little nutty, a little fruity. Texture is thick on the tongue, sticky and creamy. Very pleasant.

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Gay R.
Domori Chuao Criolla

I think of this chocolate as very "special."
It has a taste of what feels to me like "pure" chocolate.
There are no extra flavor notes.
I feel I am well experienced in tasting chocolate.

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Steve W.
Quite probably THE finest chocolate I've had

While Domori chocolate is the king of dark chocolate in my long experience with sampling offerings from many dozens of makers, the Chuao Criollo 70% is even better than their other dark chocolate, which is saying a lot. Five stars are not enough.