A collection of chocolate bars selected by Megan Giller, author of Chocolate Noise, plus her book Bean to Bar Chocolate America's Craft Chocolate Revolution. We are excited to present a curated gift box of craft chocolate box hand picked by Megan Giller, food writer, journalist, and chocolate educator.
Along with six chocolate bars from some of her favorite American chocolate makers, this gift includes Bean to Bar Chocolate book, which is a fantastic primer on craft chocolate and includes delicious chocolate recipes.
Chocolates in Megan Giller's Box:
Excerpt from her book:
... American makers weren't interest in creating chocolate from scratch in the traditional European style. They viewed the addition of cocoa butter and vanilla as adulterations of the pure ingredients, and they wanted to challenge themselves as well as to develop a new style of chocolate, an American style. That's why many of them focused on using two ingredients: cocoa and sugar. Rather than following the European methods of balancing all flavors to create an even deep chocolate taste, offset with cocoa butter and vanilla, American makers started to exaggerate the natural flavor notes in each variety of cacao, so that you immediately tasted what that bean was about. The resulting chocolate was big, bold and brash — like, well, Americans — and it's inspired a new school of bean-to-bar makers across the world.
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Maker Notes: The Criollo 80% is characterized by notes of dried figs, dates and raisins: the result is a unique bar, with excellent gentleness and roundness. In 2016, it won...
Maker Notes: From the mere Union between Criollo and cane sugar stems the precious 90%. In this recipe, the cocoa extrafine expresses itself in all its elegance: be captivated by...
Maker Notes: Chuao is an ancient variety of Criollo cacao which takes its name from the plantation and the Venezuelan peninsula where the seeds were born and subsequently selected throughout...
Maker Notes: The Hacienda Victoria is located in Ecuador, on land that has been considered sacred for millennia. An ideal climate and sustainable crop management allow for a production of...