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Goodnow Farms 100% Cacao

Goodnow Farms 100% Cacao

Weight: 55 g

Regular price $18.00
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Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Their Ucayali cacao beans contain such incredible flavors they decided to showcase them in this 100% bar! This bar contains no sugar, so the unique and intense flavors of this very special bean are front and center in every bite. One of the reasons they chose this particular cacao for their 100% bar is because of the expertise the folks at Ucayali River Cacao bring to their post-harvest bean fermentation and drying. These steps are crucial to flavor development and they've mastered both.

Awards
AOC-gold-2022 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

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: cacao beans, single origin cocoa butter (Ucayali)


May contain traces of tree nuts and peanuts.

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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.

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Maker

Goodnow Farms

Goodnow Farms chocolate is handcrafted in Massachusetts. All the cacao they use is ethically sourced from small farmers and producers that Tom and Monica have met during their travels throughout Mexico, Central and South America. The cacao is carefully stone ground, and conched in small batches. They also press their own cocoa butter for each bar. They admired the concept of single origin bars and capturing the different taste profiles, and uniqueness through each bar. They discovered their love for real craft chocolate after visiting a vintage shop in Los Angeles. Tom and Monica officially created Goodnow Farms in 2016 but have been crafting their creations since 2008. The pair works hard to engage with the communities where they receive their cacao from to ensure farmers are fairly compensated and practice sustainable farming.

Cacao Region

Ucayali, Peru

Ucayali is a department of eastern Peru, bordered by seven other Peruvian departments and the Brazilian state of Acre. Located smack in the Amazon Rainforest, its name is derived from the Ucayali River, which runs through the northwestern part of the department. Much of Ucayali’s economy comes from the exploitation of its natural rainforest, including logging precious woods and catching rare Amazonian fish, but an increasing number of locals are turning to organic cacao farming, with an eye on the US & European markets.

Cacao Estate

Ucayali River Cacao

This central fermentary works with cacao farmers along the Ucayali River, which is outside of the city of Pucallpa, in eastern Peru. Since their inception, Ucayali River Cacao has partnered with both USAID and Alianza Peru to offer local farmers access to an alternate market in a region plagued for too long by narcotraffickers. Buying wet cacao at a premium price takes a lot of work off the farmers’ plates without taking away income, and allows the processing team to ensure even fermentation & drying of all beans. Working with a few hundred smallholder farmers, the team at Ucayali River has been able to achieve a deeply flavorful cacao, with hugely varying flavor profiles depending upon the work of the chocolate maker.

Customer Reviews

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Jeff
Great texture, awesome flavor

Among the 100% beans I have tasted so far, this one has the best texture. They managed to make an extremely finely ground chocolate without the associated stickiness from the fine cocoa solids. The chocolate melts rather quickly on your tongue and yields a fine and smooth buttery texture, which really beats most 100% bars I have tasted. Flavor wise, you immediately get hit with a distinct grassy note when you pop it into your mouth, a noticeable hit of lemongrass. After letting it sit for a while in your mouth you will notice a slight bitterness and dryness, with some noticeable acidity. Overall it is a great bar, a bit on the pricey side but well worth it. Definitely must try for 100% bar lovers.

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E. R.
Intense & rich 100%

This is a well-done 100% bar from one of my favorite makers. It has a very pleasant aroma with notes of butter, flowers, cherries, and chocolate buttercream. The flavor is intense; this is not what I would call a mellow 100% like the Pralus 100% or Akesson's Madagascar criollo 100%. It's slightly bitter, with a slight dryness, and lots of rich buttery texture with good tanginess as well. If you want something less intense try one of the two mentioned above, but if you already know you like 100%, give this a try!

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George B.
Real Dark Very Aromatic Chocolate

Great chocolate, super tasty and very aromatic. I live opening the package and getting the great smell of real chocolate..

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Jim

Dislike. Too bitter

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Juli
Great 100% bar

I really enjoy the texture of this bar. It's great with coffee.