The strong hit of raspberry plays off nicely with the full-bodied Belizean chocolate in this 70% dark bar from Karuna.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Husband-and-wife Armin and Katya live in the German-speaking region of South Tyrol, in northern Italy. Armin first got into chocolate while living in India for Katya’s work, after learning about the prominence of Indian lentil grinders in the American craft chocolate revolution. The next day he acquired a stone mill, some local cocoa beans, and started crafting chocolate as a hobby. Four years later, in 2018, he and Katya decided to found Karuna Chocolate, earning enormous success in their debut years.
The beans in this bar are grown by Mopan Maya farmers in the Toledo region of southern Belize, near to the village of San Jose. The beans are fermented, dried, and exported by German chocolate maker, Belyzium.