Ara – Criollo Porcelana 70%
A luxury dark chocolate bar made from Venezuelan beans and created by artisan maker Ara.
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Grown in Zulia, a northwestern region of Venezuela, Criollo Porcelana beans Ara has used in this bar are one of the rarest varieties of cacao in the world.
Named ‘Porcelana’ because of the pale almost translucent colour of the unripe pods and the whiteness of the unripe beans (cotyledons), it is one of the hardest cacao varieties to cultivate. The beans’ pallor is visible in this relatively light coloured bar.
Andres and Sabrina, are Venezuelan husband and wife behind Ara. Ex-chef Andres crafts his bars in Paris, France where the pair also have a shop. Always experimenting, Ara particularly enjoying working with the amazing beans from the couple’s native Venezuela.
A surprisingly vibrant fruit taste for a Porcelana, the perfumed citrus notes were pleasantly reminiscent of yuzu. These are perfectly balanced by slightly bitter undertones.
Weight 75 g Type Bean Origin Maker Maker Country Cocoa Percentage Dietary Information Ingredients Lifestyle and Diet
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Energy 1999.95kJ/478kcal Fat 39g of which - saturates 25g Carbohydrates 30g of which - sugars 30g Protein 8g Salt 0.071g
- Peanuts (traces), nuts (traces), sesame (traces)
- Cacao, non refined sugar cane, cocoa butter
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A Venezuelan husband & wife team making incredible single origin bars in France. Read more about Ara