Goodnow Farms – Esmeraldas, Ecuador 70% Dark

By Goodnow Farms Chocolate


An award-winning bar from American maker Goodnow Farms, this Ecuadorian cocoa enjoys berry jam notes and a long, nutty finish. 

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When we tasted this bar we thought it was relatively delicate in flavour – possibly due to a light roast. This dark chocolate bar has an almost mineral-like quality, with some flint-like notes up front before a nutty finish.


Tom and Monica were living in Los Angeles as a TV producer and real estate agent when they discovered the magic of craft chocolate. In their own words: “We first discovered craft chocolate in, of all places, a vintage furniture shop in Los Angeles.  The incredible flavors we tasted in those bars completely changed how we thought about chocolate, and started us on our journey to become single origin chocolate makers”.


The cocoa for this bar is sourced from the Esmeraldas province in the north of Ecuador. Goodnow works with the Salazars, whose 100-acre family farm is equipped with a state-of-the-art cacao fermentation and drying facility. Their harvests are big enough that they can ferment and dry themselves, allowing for a high level of control in these crucial post-harvest processing steps. Combined with great care for their cocoa trees, this results in beans of a very high quality and exceptional flavour.

But don’t just take our word for it! Have a look at what the attendees at one of our recent Virtual Tastings had to say about it:

Additional information

Weight 55 g
Type of Chocolate

Cocoa Percentage

Cocoa Content


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Lifestyle and Diet

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Energy2435kJ / 582kcal
of which
- saturates21.8g
of which
- sugars30.9g
Peanuts (traces), nuts (traces)
Single origin cacao beans, organic cane sugar, single origin cocoa butter