Bare Bones – Dominican 68% Dark with Salt

By Bare Bones

(8 customer reviews)


Notes of caramel and roasted hazelnuts adorn this delicious dark bar from Scottish chocolate makers Bare Bones.

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A balanced, nutty aroma greets this Dominican chocolate, with flavour notes of salted caramel and roasted hazelnuts. Salt from renowned salt producer Maldon brings out the natural sweetness of the cocoa, making this a bar you won’t want to put down.

But don’t just take our word for it! Have a look below to see what the attendees at one of our recent Virtual Tastings had to say about it.

Or read what Annalisa Barbieri, Observer Chocolate Correspondent, had to say “Talk about a Ratatouille food-critic moment. This promised everything I usually dislike – salty, caramel flavours – but it all worked brilliantly. An astounding bar, it made me quite emotional.”


Bare Bones Chocolate was founded in Glasgow in 2018 by Lara and Cameron, two craft chocolate lovers who decided to try their hand making their own. The results speak for themselves! Multiple successes at the International Chocolate Awards and Great Taste Awards have followed, and their beautiful packaging, made from recycled paper coffee cups and repurposed food waste, highlights their commitment to great taste while protecting the planet and its people. 


The beans for this bar are sourced from Öko Caribe, the most prominent cocoa supplier in the Dominican Republic and one of the most popular in the world. The two owners, Adriano de Jesus Rodriguez and Gualberto Acebey Torrejon, maintain close relationships with their farmers, often giving out loans for family emergencies and community needs. They also educate their farmers about sustainable land management and environmental responsibility, and pay consistent premiums for the farmers’ award-winning cocoa.

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Weight 70 g
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8 reviews for Bare Bones – Dominican 68% Dark with Salt

  1. Lynette A.

    Carmel, blackberry, a little acidic. Aftertaste of cocoa powder.

  2. annie atkisson

    very sweet! salted (obviously) caramel. as well as some bitter notes plus cranberry & blackberry flavor. my first bite was very caramel exclusively and my second bite was only fruity.

  3. Annie W.

    I do like the taste of this a lot but am a bit put off by the slightly sandy, grainy feel on the tongue. Great overall though.

  4. Zoe D.

    Aroma: caramel
    Flavour: initial burst of roasted hazelnut which quickly moves into caramel. A caramel crescendo follows whereby the caramel flavour increases and adopts a fruity, juicy flavour- date or currant, I can’t tell. At the peak of the wave you experience a fleeting, EXTREMELY juicy, burst of fresh strawberry. As the wave breaks, you get caramel and roasted notes.

    The melt is slightly grainy at first but becomes smooth in time. I don’t taste any salt.

    I enjoyed pairing this bar with the Herencia Esmeraldas 70% Ecuador. I would recommend it for someone who is interested in experiencing a flavour ‘wave’.

    The packaging is very easy to reseal.

  5. Claire H.


  6. Stan M.

    Had to stop myself. The mould size seems like small lozenges but it needs to be. One small unit allowed to melt on my tongue (don’t chew) WOW.

    A grown up experience. I had to control myself to only take two a day..

  7. Sally A.

    Perfect bar of chocolate. I love this

  8. Martina J.

    This is delicious! The description is spot-on — it really does taste of salted caramel. Highly recommend.

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Maker description

Energy2364kJ / 565kcal
of which
- saturates23.6g
Cereals containing gluten (traces), peanuts (traces), milk (traces), nuts (traces)
Cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter, maldon sea salt