Duffy’s – Taino, Dominican Republic 65% Dark
Hints of tangy pineapple, sweet strawberries and with green tea in the aftertaste. It’s a fruity treat!
ABOUT THE MAKER
Duffy Sheardown is an early supporter and promoter of the ‘Direct Trade’ movement, which goes well beyond Fairtrade standards. Duffy follows a ‘Direct Cacao’ model, in which chocolate makers agree to pay whatever price the farmer asks for her cocoa beans – without complaining. This premium paid for the beans encourages the farmer to take more care of her crop, from fermenting the beans well to drying them properly. Working like this also encourages farmers to grow ‘fine-flavour’ as opposed to ‘bulk’ beans – the vision behind ‘Direct Cacao’ in changing the future for cocoa farmers and fine chocolate.
This bar is made from fine organic “Hispaniola” cocoa beans. The cane sugar and cocoa butter are also completely organic, with the latter coming from the Dominican Republic. When Duffy’s makes this chocolate, the team say it makes the whole factory smell of pineapple.
This bar featured in our August 2021 milk & dark subscription box. You can listen to Spencer and Mika’s thoughts on it and see if you agree:
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Weight 60 g Type of Chocolate Maker Maker Country Cocoa Percentage Bean Origin Ingredients Certifications
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- Cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin
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One of only a handful of manufacturers making chocolate from the bean in the UK, Duffy calls on the technical skills he has acquired from a career in motorsports engineering to bring a highly scientific approach to his chocolate making. Read more about Duffy's Chocolate