Kristy Leissle – Myth-Busting African Chocolate Box

Chocolarder - Kuapa Kokoo, Ghana 65% Dark Milk

A rich dark milk chocolate that will be difficult to put down, this Cornish creation is full of traditional notes of fudge and chocolate brownie.

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Ethereal - ABOCFA co-op, Ghana 70% Dark Chocolate

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Latitude - Semuliki, Uganda 70% Dark (Taster Bar)

This is a small, taster bar. If you're looking for the full size bar please SEE HERE.

This bar delights in a light acidity with bold cherry and dried fruit notes before a long, balanced finish.

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Moka - ABOCFA, Ghana, 72% Dark

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Moka - Ghana, ABOCFA, Dark Milk 58%

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Latitude - Rwenzori, Uganda 80% Dark (Taster Bar)

This is a small, taster bar. If you're looking for the full size bar please SEE HERE.

This dark bar is slightly more astringent than its 70% counterpart, but just as complex with lovely bright notes of fresh red fruits.

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Latitude - Semuliki, Uganda 70% Dark

This bar delights in a light acidity with bold cherry and dried fruit notes before a long, balanced finish.

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Description

This event has now passed, but you can access a recording of the tasting on YouTube at this link, or on this page below.

Due to continued interest, we have arrange a further tasting with Kristy on the 17th May 2022. Please join our email updates to stay up to date with this event.

This specially curated box contains bars made from West African cocoa beans which we will use to illustrate some little-known facts about chocolate from this part of the world. Kristy has a wealth of knowledge to share with us on this topic

This will be the first of a series of monthly tastings which aim to unpack much of the discourse surrounding West African cocoa.

Our first tasting will focus on “myth-busting”,  specifically exploring many of the myths, misapprehension and confusion that surrounds Child Labour, Fair Trade and the supposedly limited flavour of cocoa fromWest Africa.  We’ll use five different bars (see below) to illustrate the challenges and opportunities of Cocoa and Chocolate in West Africa.

The second tasting will guide you through the history of cocoa in Africa. Then for the third we’ll be addressing the issues you’d like to hear more about on top of the stuff we already have prepared from spirituality / religion and the environmental impacts of cocoa.

The tastings will be hosted via Zoom and the chocolates are by no means mandatory and the sessions are free to attend, so join us – with or without the chocolate selection – to learn all about West African cocoa.

Please note: We will be donating 10% of all sales to a Kristy’s charity, “EyeGlasses for Cocoa Growers” in Ghana (see here).

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 

  1. Chocolarder – Kuapa Kokoo, Ghana 65% dark milk
  2. Ethereal – ABOCFA co-op, Ghana 70% dark chocolate
  3. Moka – ABOCFA, Ghana, 72% dark
  4. Latitude – Semuliki, Uganda 70% dark (taster + full size)
  5. Latitude – Rwenzori, Uganda 80% dark (taster)
  6. Moka – Ghana, ABOCFA, Dark Milk 58%

BONUS: you can purchase this kit with Kristy’s book Cocoa which offers a thoroughly researched, comprehensive overview of the cocoa industry – but this is optional!

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Chocolarder - Kuapa Kokoo, Ghana 65% Dark Milk

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Latitude - Semuliki, Uganda 70% Dark (Taster Bar)

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Moka - ABOCFA, Ghana, 72% Dark

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Latitude - Rwenzori, Uganda 80% Dark (Taster Bar)

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