ABOUT THE BAR
This single-origin, micro batch Dark 68% bar is formed of organic Nacional Venezolano Amarillo cacao, which has been awarded a spot in the World Top 50 Cacao of Excellence. Expect gorgeous notes of treacle toffee, baked red fruits and nuts to linger on the tongue.
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
This wonderfully smooth dark chocolate is made from cocoa beans which are expertly harvested and dried on Freddy Salazar’s farm, 6 miles off the north-west coast of Ecuador on the steep slopes of the Cloud Forest.