ABOUT THE BAR
This 100% boasts a deliciously creamy beginning, with background notes of baked peach and ripe cherries. Expect a balanced smoked salt finish. The rediscovered and rare cacao creates a nuanced 100% with very little bitterness.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Cocoa Retreat is a one woman operation producing small batch craft chocolate. Oenone Thomas is a chocolate maker with an incredible sense for good flavours, using her expertise to roast to perfection and create wonderful recipes for each variety of cacao bean.
In Oenone’s first career, she trained and worked as a journalist before moving on to become a child and adolescent counsellor. Behind the scenes, she has always had a love for chocolate, initially this was a hobby for finding new and wonderful chocolate and a joy for eating it. Slowly, she developed the knowhow for producing small batch chocolate and has since been perfecting her craft.
ABOUT THE BEANS
In the early twentieth century, the Puro Nacional, a variety of exceptional Ecuadorian cocoa bean, was declared to be extinct after disease ravaged the area. Therefore, today (having survived near extinction) the Nacional bean is incredibly rare, creating exceptional quality chocolate.