Marou – Tien Giang 68% Dark with Kumquat
Warm and spicy cocoa combines with sweet and sour kumquat in this gorgeous creation from Vietnamese maker Marou.
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Sometimes inclusion bars can go too far, as the added ingredient takes over and tries to obscure the cocoa’s natural flavours. But when done well, inclusions can combine with the cocoa to amplify both flavour profiles. This is exactly what Marou has managed here – the warm, spicy flavour of the Tien Giang beans combine beautifully with the sour citrus notes of the Vietnamese kumquat, to create a wonderfully complex tasting experience.
ABOUT THE MAKER
The two Frenchmen behind Marou, Samuel Maruta and Vincent Mourou, started out in Vietnam knowing nothing about how to make chocolate. Yet after only a couple of years, the Marou name was already synonymous in the craft chocolate world with supreme-quality, ethically-produced chocolate. They pay a lot of attention to ‘terroir’, understanding that the climate, soil, and water of each province, along with different cocoa varieties and post-harvest practices, contribute to the different flavour profiles of each origin.
Samuel and Vincent have used for this bar their popular Tien Giang cocoa beans, which they source from island orchards in the Mekong delta, just a stone’s throw from their base on the outskirts of Saigon.
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2 reviews for Marou – Tien Giang 68% Dark with Kumquat
February 24, 2021
The acidity of the dark chocolate and the acidity of the kumquats play very well together. I love this bar for its tart, punchy quality. There are no candied peels or chunks, which is a plus in my book.
February 6, 2021
Subtle enough to not feel like an inclusions chocolate; distinctive enough to make you wonder what's in it.
Nutritional info coming soon.
- Cocoa, cocoa butter, cane sugar, dried kumquat
Allergens coming soon.
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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