Marou – Heart of Darkness 85%

By Marou

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Made with cacao from the island of Tan Phu Dong in the Mekong Delta, this is one of Marou’s two new bars for 2015. This is a smooth textured and buttery dark with a spicy yet floral profile. We tasted green notes with layers of coconut. These fresher flavours give way to cinnamon and gingerbread with a hint of tobacco. As with the Marou Dak Lak bar, the initially buttery texture gives way to a slightly powdered finish.

The chocolate is made in Saigon by two French chocolate makers, Samuel Maruta and Vincent Mourou and a small and dedicated local team. The Marou name – a combination of Samuel & Vincent’s surnames – has rapidly become synonymous with quality, ethically produced chocolate.

Producing chocolate from the bean in the country of origin is a challenging process. The tropical heat needed to grow cocoa makes producing, storing and shipping finished chocolate bars a logistical nightmare. Marou have overcome these obstacles and just a couple of years after they started, they’re already producing some of the best bean to bar chocolate in the world.

Described as  ‘food for both heart and mind’ the bar is also an award winner.  Marou’s Heart of Darkness won gold in the International Chocolate Awards 2015 – Americas Competition.

Please note: this bar can only be purchased individually, i.e. only one bar of this chocolate can be bought per order.

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Weight 80 g
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Maker description

When two Frenchmen, Samuel Maruta and Vincent Mourou met in Vietnam, they discovered a mutual love of the country and a passion for the local cocoa beans. Read more about Marou

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No allergens listed.

Ingredients coming soon.