Luisa Abram – Rio Tocantins, Brazil, 52% Dark Milk
From Bazilian maker Luisa Abram comes a rich dark milk chocolate, combining the creaminess of milk from Jersey cows with the fine flavour of wild cacao from the Amazon rainforest. Luisa Abram sources cacao from indigenous communities throughout the Amazon, and presents their flavour with care.
Duffy’s – Öko Caribe, Dominican Republic, 45% Milk
A beautiful, light milk chocolate from Lincolnshire-based Duffy’s here; with delicate touches of summer fruits such as peaches, and hints of green tea on the finish. This bar, crafted from Dominican Republic beans, has received many accolades as an outstanding example of fine milk chocolate making.
Chocolate Tree – Chuao, Venezuela, 70%
To make this bar, Chocolate Tree have sourced rare Chuao cocoa beans; grown exclusively in an isolated valley in Venezuela. The chocolate they’ve crafted is rich and complex, with notes of dark cherries and plums, developing into blackberries on the finish.
Åkesson’s – Fazenda Sempre Firme, Brazil, 100% with Cocoa Nibs
From Åkesson’s comes an intensely dark chocolate. In a pure expression of cocoa’s flavour, this bar comes alive with notes of roasted nuts, coffee, and raisins. The inclusion of cocoa nibs gives a pleasing crunch to the texture too.
The beans here come from Åkesson’s own 120 hectare estate in Bahia, Brazil; the Fazenda Sempre Firme.