This 52% milk chocolate is supremely fudgy, with a smooth sweetness and notes of clotted cream throughout.
ABOUT THE MAKER
You may have seen renowned chef, restauranteur, and pastry maker Jordi Roca on his own episode of Netflix’s The Chef’s Table. A trailblazing culinary figure, he discovered the magic of cocoa on a visit to the Awajún native community in Peru. He saw their under-appreciated dedication to the craft of cocoa farming, and determined to make bars that – as with wine – resemble the people who create them. He partnered with chocolatier Damian Allsop, and together they have successfully launched a boutique hotel and café in their hometown of Girona.
The beans in this bar grow upon the remote slopes of Colombia’s coastal Sierra Nevada mountains. With no roads at these high altitudes, the wild beans have to be harvested by the indigenous Arhuaco people and carried down the hillsides on the backs of mules.