This 80% dark chocolate is intense and tart, with a bold cocoa body. Expect flavours of blackcurrants, cherries, raisins and a slight smokey edge nearing the finish. The texture is fudgy, a texture that is oh so very Chocolarder… and a mouthfeel verging on astringent. The puckering sensation livens up the palate, and the brightness in flavour makes this bar an ideal pairing for a tannic red wine or a smooth blended whisky.
Annalisa Barbieri, The Observer’s chocolate correspondent, writes in her series Notes on Chocolate that “Even though it’s a heavyweight 80%, it’s sooooooo smooth. A very lively bean (from Madagascar) and this time I agreed with the tasting notes of ‘tart cherry and sweet raisin’. Delicious.”
ABOUT THE MAKER
Chocolarder crafts its chocolate in Falmouth, Cornwall. Chocolarder’s exciting line of fine single-origin bars and delightfully innovative locally inspired inclusions, is at its heart one of top quality ingredients that succeed in ‘doing better’ for the environment and the communities at their source. Founder Mike Longman’s unwavering ethical values are evident in every aspect of production. Chocolarder source their 100% organically grown cocoa beans directly from farmers so that they can be sure that payment is truly going to those doing the hard work.
The Millot Farm in Madagascar had been established in 1904 in the Sambirano Valley of Northern Madagascar. The farm, alongside cacao, produces fine flavour cacao, essential oils and aromatic spices.