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Hogarth Hacienda Victoria Ecuador 85%

Hogarth Hacienda Victoria Ecuador 85%

Weight: 70 g

Regular price $12.00
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Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

For a long time they've been searching for a cacao suitable for a higher percentage bar. These Arriba Nacional beans from Hacienda Victoria, Ecuador, have exactly what they have been looking for: lightly fermented, low acidity and beautiful delicate flavor and aroma.

This chocolate is low in sugar yet with no bitterness. It has a creamy mouthfeel with notes of cashew and Brazil nuts.

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy

Trace Dairy

Organic Cacao

Organic

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

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 beans, organic sugar, organic cocoa butter

May contain traces of milk, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy and sesame.

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Maker

Hogarth

Hogarth Chocolate is a small craft chocolate maker in Nelson, New Zealand. The founders Karl and Marina started making chocolate after Karl was inspired by craft chocolate after a trip to South America when he tasted pure cacao for the first time. Karl was inspired by the true flavors of chocolate is capable of. Their chocolate hobby evolved into a business so Karl could spend more time at home with his family, a completely different direction from his 20 years of former seafaring life. Karl tinkers with and makes machines to make the chocolate making process more efficient and precise. The team at Hogarth is always on a mission to find new inspiration from the world to be transformed into their next chocolate bar.

Cacao Region

Guayas, Ecuador

Guayas is a coastal province in western Ecuador, home to the city of Guayaquil, which is both the nation’s largest city and the main port of the country. Thanks in no small part to Guayaquil— undeniably the center of the region’s economy & culture— Guayas is also the most populous province in Ecuador. The majority of its land is dedicated to agriculture, in turn dominated by sugarcane, rice, and various tropical fruits.

Cacao Estate

Hacienda Victoria

Hacienda Victoria has been producing a sustainable and socially-responsible cacao harvest since 2012. The process starts in the nurseries, continues in the ground, and ends with the drying of the beans after careful fermentation. The 460-hectare farm was originally acquired in 2009, by farmer Carlos Eduardo García Fuentes, and blessed with the name of his wife, Victoria. These days, the couple’s thousands of arriba nacional cacao trees are intercropped with banana and plantain as shade trees, a natural & traditional approach to farming in this part of the world.

Cacao Strain

Nacional

Nacional 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 of the nacional cluster were taken from Ecuador and northern Peru, where it’s considered one of the traditional cacao cultivars; it was domesticated by indigenous Ecuadorians over 5000 years ago, reaching far beyond its small native growing region. Many years ago, however, the cultivar neared extinction as more productive clones replaced the region’s native trees. Nacional is known to be fruity & floral, with some astringency and almost no bitterness.

Customer Reviews

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Tim

This bar is very, very good. Deserves more along the lines of a 4.5. Only drawback is the price.

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Highly recommend

You can taste high quality cacao!

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EliP
Excellen tchocolate

This is one of few chocolates that everyone in our family loved. It has a rich and delicate flavor beyond the deep chocolaty taste and has a great finish with fruity notes. While the extra flavors are not like any fruit I know they do feel like a tropical fruit like mixed banana and figs. The chocolate is more lightly roasted. We gave it a score of 90 out of 100 but we don't have any 100 gold reference thus this chocolates ranks with the best we have ever had.