MIA stands for ‘Made in Africa’, an acronym that neatly sums up everything this maker stands for. The team behind MIA believes that there is truly exceptional food and drink being crafted in Africa from locally sourced ingredients. The team also believes in making delicious and unique food fairly, and that the food is produced in such a way as to give greater benefit back to the communities from which it comes, and which feels as good as it tastes. Madagascar has a rich heritage of cacao growing, and an ever increasing number of artisans are choosing to make cacao on the island too. Bars made on Madagascar are routinely named amongst the best in the world, and so the arrival of MIA’s single origin chocolate bars had us particularly excited.
This bar has been crafted in Madagascar from Madagascan cocoa and nothing else. The trick with 100% cacao chocolate is to break off a small piece and just let is melt on your tongue. As this bar melts, it coats your mouth. It is one of the more approachable 100% Madagascan bars, with its smooth texture giving it a particularly even melt. It has many of the jammy notes that are so typical of Madagascan cacao, with a roasted finish.