Camino Verde 70%
Did you know that a lot of fine European chocolate has floral notes to it similar to lavender? This is because around the turn of the century Ecuador was one of the finest cocoa producing countries in the world and their "Arriba" beans had very fruity and floral notes to it. These cocoa beans come to us from a plantation in Ecuador called "Camino Verde" and in our opinion truly celebrate the amazing characteristics of Ecuadorian cocoa.
Pronounced "Chew Wow" and heralded as the pinnacle of the chocolate industry, this cocoa bean originates from a tiny plantation in Venezuela, and is what many manufacturers use as their 'gold standard' - a chocolate they try to duplicate. This is the real thing baby!
Columbia isn't commonly known for producing high quality cocoa. However, a while back we were sent a sample of beans from an estate owner in Columbia now living in Canada. We made a small batch of chocolate and it is fabulous! Bright red fruity notes up front with an amazing rich chocolate finish. We only have a few of these bars available for sale and they are a MUST TRY!
These cocoa beans (pronounced Kwee Ah Gwa) come from a tiny little town in the Aragua state in Venezuela, and product arguably some of the most complex and delicious chocolate we have ever tried (and we've tried a LOT). It's truly hard to describe the experience one has when enjoying this chocolate but you won't go wrong enjoying this chocolate with a nice glass of late harvest sherry! OMG....
If you've never had our chocolate before, you're in for a very pleasant surprise. There is virtually no bitterness, dryness, or chalky feeling commonly associated with dark chocolate. We also only use one recipe to make our dark chocolate, but celebrate the unique characteristics of the cocoa beans, just like to how the wine industry treats grapes. The cocoa bean we celebrate here comes all the way from Peru and has amazing depth of flavour - almost like notes of sweet pipe smoke and caramel.
Porcelana Grand Cru 70%
Porcelana is widely considered to be the "Holy Grail" of fine chocolate. Normally cocoa beans are purple when harvested. However these are porcelain white in the middle. Scientists believe this cocoa is the result of a recessive gene in the plant which shows what cocoa was like thousands of years ago. It is the most unique flavoured chocolate we have ever encountered, and we are honored to be one of only a couple of chocolate makers in the world who have access to these beans.