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I agree with what the other reviewers have said - it's a yummy bar, but it's not as good as others I've had from bar & cocoa. It actually reminded me of a darker version of Fu Wan Taiwan #9 Double Ferment 70% with its sort of balsamic notes, but it's less complex and fruity.
I enjoyed the bar but it didn't give me the deep taste experience like other bars I purchased from Bar and Cocoa.
Deep, earthy liqueur aroma. Nutty and oaky with a starchy mouthfeel and cherry notes.
Collection title: All Chocolate Bars
Collection title: Beniano
Collection description: The native wild-grown cacao of Bolivia, Beniano is perhaps better known as nacional de Bolivia or even cacao silvestre. That’s because this strain grows wild along the upper part of the Río Bení in northern Bolivia; locals collect pods via canoe, as they ripen. The further south you go, the more indigenous genetic material the fruits tend to contain. Beniano have relatively small pods, meaning less yield per fruit, and a sweet, nutty, and fruity flavor. The overall rich and balanced character of the beans means that even slight changes in fermentation or roasting can cause a huge difference in the final taste of a product, resulting in an overall crowd-pleasing cacao.
Collection title: Best Chocolate: Large Makers
Collection title: Cacao Origin: Bolivia
Collection title: Dark Chocolate
Collection title: Good Food Award Winning Chocolate
Collection title: Homepage Collection
Collection title: Keto Friendly Chocolate
Collection description: Craving keto friendly low carb chocolate that doesn't taste like wax? Although 100% chocolate bars are ideal for a ketogenic diet, some may find it too intense. Here is an alternate selection of low carb craft chocolate. Many of these chocolate come under less than 7 grams of net carbs per serving!
Collection title: Kokoa Kamili
Collection description: Started in 2012 by friends Brian LoBue and Simran Bindra, Kokoa Kamili is one of the few African-origin cocoas which have been universally praised around the world. The team, which is based in Tanzania’s Kilombero Valley, has achieved a remarkably consistent post-harvest process, setting a standard in the region by buying wet beans at a premium and fermenting & drying them in a central location. This garners them an exceptionally fruity and rich cocoa, grown right in the nation’s Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Kokoa Kamili now works with nearly 3000 farmers in the region, all of whom get paid a premium immediately for their wet cacao, lessening their workload while also increasing their income.
Collection title: Kosher Chocolate
Collection description: These fine chocolates are Kosher and certified either by OU Kosher Parve, Kosher LBD, or Kosher Dairy.
Collection title: Latest Arrivals
Collection title: Maya Mountain Cacao
Collection description: Maya Mountain is arguably one of the most established cacao origins in the world, having been one of the first to very clearly establish its own brand. Started in 2010, MMC put Belizian cacao on the map, as a pioneer in the centralized fermentery social enterprise model. What that boils down to is 350+ farming families in southern Belize selling their wet cacao beans to the MMC team at a transparent premium. Most of these families are Q’eqchi’ and Mopan Maya and have been producing cacao for generations. In 2014, the origin was even awarded an Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) designation, and its versatile and rich flavors attest to the deservedness of that honor. All Maya Mountain Cacao beans are certified organic.
Collection title: Morogoro, Tanzania
Collection description: Morogoro is a large state in central Tanzania, known for its hot & humid weather and its large game preserves. The main source of cocoa in the region comes from the Kilombero Valley, the base of a central fermentary called Kokoa Kamili, which was founded in 2012. Since its introduction ot the country in the late 19th century, cocoa in Tanzania has been almost exclusively grown by smallholder farmers, and before the entrance of Kokoa Kamili, these farmers had very little incentive to produce better cocoa.
Collection title: Organic Chocolate
Collection title: Plain Chocolate
Collection title: Raaka
Collection description: Raaka is one of the few chocolate makers that does unroasted chocolate right. Not roasting the beans presents an interesting challenge to chocolate makers and the flavor is a unique departure from traditional methods. Raaka is based in the Red Hook district in Brooklyn, NY. Raaka has a great collection of unique and fun chocolate bars that are also vegan friendly and sugar free. They focus on telling stories through their bars that highlight the region where the cacao is from, the conditions they were grown in, and how it was processed. Raaka is all about a transparent trade. They ensure that receive their cacao beans through direct trade, with organizations that promote quality, sustainability and premium pricing for their farmers. Raaka also provides complete transparency on their purchasing of all their cacao beans. The name Raaka means ‘raw or unfettered’ in Finish
Collection title: Shop Bar & Cocoa
Collection title: Soy Free Chocolate
Collection description: These chocolates do not list soy products as a main ingredient. Some of the chocolates say: "may contain traces of soy" where perhaps a very small amount may have come in contact with the food due to shared equipment or facility usage. Each product has icons that indicate whether a product is completely soy free or may contain traces.
Collection title: United States Chocolate Makers
Collection title: variety-Nacional
Collection title: Vegan Chocolate
estate-Maya Mountain Cacao