With this milk chocolate bar, Dan and Jael try to remind customers of their favourite memories of growing up with “classic milk chocolate” but make it with a high cacao percentage (45%) and create “a smooth and creamy, not-too-sweet, grown-up version of a childhood favourite”. They do this by combining not just high quality organic milk powder but also some browned butter, and this creates a wonderfully caramelly, creamy and smooth bar.
ABOUT THE MAKER
When Dan and Jael Rattigan met at a wedding in 2003, the path to creating French Broad Chocolate was not on either of their minds. But after dropping out of graduate school, packing their lives into a 40-foot vegetable oil-powered school bus (converted by Dan), and moving south to Costa Rica to set up a Bread and Chocolate Cafe (no really!), they decided to return to North Carolina to pursue the chocolate dream. The business began out of their home kitchen, but demand quickly grew and in 2012, Dan and Jael opened French Broad Chocolate Factory & Tasting Room.
This bar is a blend of beans from Costa Rica (Cacao South) and Uganda (Uncommon Cacao – Semuliki Forest).