As with all Bonnat chocolate, this bar has a thick, buttery texture. The milk gives the bar a certain sweetness, though the high cocoa percentage means it doesn’t have the overwhelming sugary taste of many mass-produced milk chocolates. Instead, the open fires that are used to dry these Sumatran beans infuse the bar with a distinctive smoky flavour, which results in a milk bar that is more savoury than most.
ABOUT THE MAKER
The Bonnat family has been making chocolate in Voiron, France, for over 130 years. It was current head Stephane’s parents, Raymond and Nicole Bonnat, who pioneered Bonnat’s first single-origin bars in the 1980s. Stephane has continued his parents’ proud tradition, now working with 35 different plantations worldwide to produce Bonnat’s world-famous chocolate.