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Fruition Marañón Canyon Dark Milk 68%

Fruition Marañón Canyon Dark Milk 68%

Weight: 60 g

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Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

Tasting Notes: Fruition continues to impress us with their ability to make dark bars taste so smooth and creamy, and this dark milk bar is no exception. On the high side for a dark milk bar, there are tasting notes of toffee brittle, malt and roasted hazelnuts. The sweet pure Nacional beans shine through with beautiful yet subtle tropical fresh fruit flavors and honey, but are more strongly followed by a deep buttery chocolate toffee finish. Awards: 2017 Good Food, 2017 Gold Academy of Chocolate

Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Cane Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter

*May contain traces of nuts and milk.

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Contains dairy

Dairy

Organic 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

Manufactured in a facility which also processes wheat

Trace Gluten

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Maker

Fruition Chocolate

Fruition Chocolate was created in 2011 by Bryan Graham located in Shokan, NY. Graham, was always interested in pastry as a young boy and has worked his way as a pastry chef. Over the years, Fruition is keen on exceptional attention to detail from the calibration of ingredients, packaging, and appearance of the bar (mold, snap, color) make them one of our top bean to bar craft chocolate makers in the world. Fruition has won many awards for their bars over the years, including ‘Best in Competition” Fruition was one of the first bean to bar makers to experiment with new concepts such as bourbon-barrel aging and creating bars with just two ingredients.

Cacao Region

Marañón Canyon, Peru

The Marañón River is the mainstem source of the Amazon River, flowing through a deeply-eroded Andean valley called the Marañón Canyon, also known as Marañón River Valley. Northern Peru’s famous nacional bean was rediscovered in this area many years ago, a finding which has since brought incredible fame to the Don Fortunato Farm, as well as the entire region’s cacao (no matter the varietal). The Marañon River is the second-longest river in Peru.

Cacao Estate

Fortunato

The name “Fortunato” has become rather famous in the fine chocolate world, now associated with the internationally-recognized Peruvian nacional cacao varietal. But did you know that Fortunato isn’t a cacao varietal, but a name? Don Fortunato (Spanish for ‘Mr. Fortunato’) is the cacao farmer on whose land this nacional cacao strain was re-discovered, in northern Peru’s Marañón Canyon. Don Fortunato and his wife participate in each harvest and, using machetes, open pods and assist in removing the beans. Sealed buckets with wet cacao beans are then transported by donkey from the farm to the family home, weighed, and immediately paid for; the beans begin fermentation the same day. Because only a very small amount of this cacao is harvested each year, makers treat this holy grail of cacao with a commensurately high amount of care & respect.

Cacao Strain

Marañon

Marañon 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 part of the marañon cluster were found in northern Peru and western Brazil, so named after northern Peru’s Marañon River, along which most of the cluster’s samples were collected. Note that marañon is NOT the same as the nacional cluster, which is native to an overlapping region of the Peruvian Upper Amazon, but genetically distinct.

Customer Reviews

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a.d.l.
Third time buying this

My favorite dark milk chocolate. Fruity and creamy. Not too sweet. Only the texture gives away that it's a milk chocolate and not a dark.

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Chloe
Super dark milk bar with perfect texture and aroma

Fruition's bars always stand out to me for their excellent texture - the perfect way the bars melt in your mouth with their cocoa-butter-forward texture. The melt is perfect due to the relative thinness of the bars (they are the perfect thickness) and the high quality ingredients. This is an exceptionally-flavored bar from Fruition, with deep and complex cocoa flavors revealed after the perfect melt. No particular notes stand out to me in this bar - just a well-rounded, excellent bar.

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Andi
excellent

The smooth and creamy flavor is this bar stands out. Perfect sweetness!

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Jen
Smooth and full of flavor

I normally don’t go for milk chocolates, but I wanted to give this a try and I’m glad that I did. It’s delicious! It’s very smooth with a bright, fresh, and fruity start and a deep chocolate finish. It’s tough to just eat one piece!

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Mari
Really nice

A creamy, tangy bar with a unique flavor. I agree with the label tasting notes of cashew and bergamot. Glad I tried this one.