DesBarres’s first 100% chocolate bar is a supremely mellow and smooth tasting experience. We loved the deep chocolatey flavour and the gentle notes of tropical fruit. It reminded us of rum and raisin, and had a slow, long finish that nicely rounded everything off.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Founded by Erik and Ariane Hansen in 2015, DesBarres is a micro-batch manufacturer of single origin, bean to bar chocolate, sourcing direct trade cacao from around the world. DesBarres makes its chocolate with uncompromising attention to detail in order to create the very best chocolate experience. Using only cacao and organic cane sugar, DesBarres coaxes out the plethora of wonderful flavours of the cacao it sources.
The beans in this bar come from the famous Bachelor’s Hall estate in Jamaica. This estate, once one of the top producing coconut farms in Jamaica, lies among the abundant rivers at the base of the Blue Mountains. Desmond Jadusingh’s grandfather used to own the plantation, but it fell out of the family until Desmond bought it back in 2002. He then boldly took the step of taking control of his own fermentation and drying, which allowed him to increase the quality of his beans and reach the rapidly expanding fine flavour chocolate market.