This 70% bar is the first bar from our first Brazilian maker, Luisa Abram. Luisa and her family use wild cacao sourced from small cooperatives in the upper basin of the Amazon. To the beans they add nothing but a little organic sugar, giving the true flavour of Amazonian cacao.
The bar has a thick, slightly fudgy texture that blends well with the dark sweet notes of black treacle. Mixed in with the intense, almost burnt fudge is a floral spice – we detected hints of cardamom with just a shadow of liquorice on the finish. A complex, interesting and indulgent bar, using cacao that is not widely available – this bar is absolutely worth a try.