Hogarth – Hacienda Victoria, Ecuador 85% Dark

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Hogarth – Hacienda Victoria, Ecuador 85% Dark

(2 customer reviews)

£7.95

These lightly-fermented Arriba Nacional beans have a delicately floral and fruity aroma, with a nicely pure chocolatey profile.

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TASTING NOTES

These lightly-fermented Arriba Nacional beans have a delicately floral and fruity aroma, with a nicely pure chocolatey profile.

ABOUT THE MAKER

Karl Hogarth began a nautical career as a 15-year-old deck boy before becoming captain and moving into the gas and oil industry. He discovered chocolate in Guatemala, and was amazed at the variety of flavours he encountered. He soon decided to make his own chocolate in his shed and sell it at the local farmers’ market in Nelson, New Zealand, where he lives with his wife, Marina. He was amazed at the reception, and Hogarth Chocolate was born. Now popular around the world, Karl and Marina love experimenting with new flavour combinations, which they continue to try out at the Nelson farmers’ market every Saturday morning.

THE BEANS

Hacienda Victoria is a 500-hectare cocoa plantation about half an hour from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Established in 2012 by Carlos Eduardo García Fuentes and named after his wife, Victoria, the estate is leading the way in sustainable, socially responsible cocoa agriculture.

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Weight 70 g
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2 reviews for Hogarth – Hacienda Victoria, Ecuador 85% Dark

  1. Hannah E.

    Smooth dark chocolate with just the right level of sweetness.

  2. Zoe D.

    8/10.

    A slow melt. Not the smoothest but definitely not like a stoneground bar.

    Tastes like buttered wholemeal toast, which I find quite moreish. When paired with a coffee with tasting notes of blackcurrant, honey and cola, the toast flavour becomes the background against which fruiter flavours shine. The fruity flavour is neither tangy/acidic/bright nor mellow- somewhere in between.

    I think this bar pairs really well with Latitude Semulkiki 70% as it accentuates the fruitness of the latter, and the buttery-ness of the former. Paired with Krak B9, it accentuates the fruitness of the B9 but does not enhance the flavour of this any. This bar has grown on me with successive tastings.

    Medium thickness of bar. Packaging: outer cardboard sleeve, good: inner foil packet, not so good as it’s not resealable.

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Maker description

Energy2460kJ/588kcal
Fat46.6g
of which
- saturates23g
Carbohydrates40.4g
of which
- sugars15g
Protein10.8g
Salt0.014g
Allergens
Milk (traces), nuts (traces)
Ingredients
Cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter