Made in London, using Guatemalan cacao, Lucocoa describe this bar simply as ‘The ideal dinner party guest’.
Guatemala is not an origin that we often see but we are always looking to discover more about different cacaos, so it was with great excitement that we first tasted this bar. Lucocoa’s profiling of this bar doesn’t seem far off – the bar has an easy, mellow flavour lacking the intensity we have seen in other bars from this origin. The initial nuttiness of this creamy bar develop into a rounded coffee flavour with a little fruit. We detected greener flavours under the surface with notes of banana.
Rather than using refined sugar, Lucocoa sweeten all the their bars with just coconut sugar and Lucuma powder (hence the name). Lucuma is a subtropical fruit, native to the Andean valleys of Peru, Ecuador and Chile. The dry yellow flesh has a unique sweet taste that is often compared to sweet potato or maple. When dried, this so-called superfood can be used as a natural sweetener, adding an unusual flavour dimension to Lucocoa’s bars.
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