The Peruvian cocoa in this bar creates a wonderfully sweet bar with little astringency and bitterness. There is an initial hit of red berries (primarily cranberries and raspberries) that develops into a wonderfully smooth melt.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Encuentro’s co-founder Candice discovered the beauty of chocolate in 2008, when she lived in the Dominican Republic for a year. She and her partner, Antonie, set up their first chocolate factory in 2012 in Punta Cana, DR, which put them in close proximity to their cocoa producers and allowed them to become a hub of chocolate tourism. They returned to their home country of France a year later, and re-established a thriving chocolate factory in the suburbs of Paris in 2016. Now they’ve come full circle, having last year moved their factory to Lille, where Antonie and Candice first met.