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Soma Guasare Venezuela 70%

Soma Guasare Venezuela 70%

Weight: 65 g

Regular price $22.00
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Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

The cacao in this bar is from 4 farms grown interspersed with bananas & coffee near the town of Rosario, West of Lake Maracaibo. The trees originate from the Andean samples, the finished chocolate loaded with beautiful heritage Criollo flavors. Guasare is more than just cacao, it represents hope & a brighter future for a country presently enveloped in chaos.

Ingredients: cacao nibs, organic cane sugar, cacao butter

Awards: 2018 Gold, International Chocolate Awards

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Organic refined sugar or alternative sweetener, and no animal products (ie defacto vegan)

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Maker

SOMA Chocolatemaker

Soma was founded by David Castellan and Cynthia Leung in 2003. A rarity in the industry, Soma are adept at both chocolate making, and also a fantastic chocolatier. At the time, ‘bean to bar’ chocolate wasn’t necessarily even a term! Anybody who knew how to make chocolate were those who worked for big chocolate companies. Soma was one of the first to tackle the micro batch chocolate bar production. Besides their wonderful line of chocolate bars, Soma also uses their chocolate to make ganache for truffles, and other chocolate treats. Soma's high quality chocolate bars have been awarded multiple times over the years. First starting off in a 400 square foot tiny corner of an old whiskey distillery, Soma now has two chocolate factories in Toronto, Canada.

Cacao Region

Zulia, Venezuela

Zulia is the westernmost state in Venezuela, and besides containing one of the largest oil and gas reserves in the Western Hemisphere, Zulia includes the famous cacao-growing region of Maracaibo, which happens to be the state capital. Although Zulia is economically important to Venezuela due to its oil and mineral exploitation, it’s also one of the major agricultural regions of Venezuela, and contains historically-relevant trading ports.

Cacao Strain

Guasare

Guasare is a criollo type with unusually tart fruity undertones and high productivity. The cultivar is named after the Guasare River of northern Venezuela, where it’s believed to originate. Its pods are large for a criollo type, while still exhibiting the typical pointed, warty exterior and white seeds. Considering how quickly the trees begin to produce fruits, some believe that the guasare cultivar is a direct descendant of the original cacao tree.

Customer Reviews

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Incredible!

The best bar! Highly recommend!

J
J.S.
Delicious

Delicious and full of flavor!

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Janice M.F.
Most excellent bar!!!

I've tasted quite a few well made Venezuelan Cacao bars, as it produces my favorite dark chocolate bars.
Hands down this bar of SOMA's is by far my favorite one that I've tried to date.
It is dark chocolate bar perfection!

J
JG
worth the splurge

This is an expensive bar, but the chocolate is just incredible. The flavors are subtle and mellow but long-lasting (taste note on the package says cream and malt). Worth the splurge!

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Matthew G.
Great

We thought the texture and snap were amazing, and the flavors were fruity and herbal. Would recommend a try.