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The prestigious Morin family have been making chocolate in France since 1884 and the company is now run by Franck Morin. In 1958 Franck’s grand-father, André, opened a chocolate factory and started to make bars. Morin source their cocoa beans from a range of places around the world, including Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador, São Tomé and Principé, Madagascar, Venezuela and Jamaica.
The origin of cacao is hotly debated, but Peru has staked its claim as the home of the humble cocoa pod, claiming that it first grew in the Andean foothills of this nation. Peru ranks among the world’s countries with the greatest biological diversity and the fourth as regards diversity of plant species. Today, Peru grows around 40,000 cacao hectares, with cacao being grown in 10 different regions of the country. Much Peruvian cacao is exported, and many makers around the world work with it to produce fine flavour craft chocolate bars. This reflects the quality of the beans produced by Peruvian farmers, and is a testament to their commitment and the care they take when farming and fermenting their beans.
This is a smooth, buttery dark chocolate bar with some surprises. Those in the know might expect a Peruvian dark chocolate bar to be filled with bright, citrus notes, or perhaps some floral aromas. Indeed these are present in this bar, which has been made from cacao that was cultivated in central Peru. As well as the floral and citrus aromas, we were delighted to taste a throughly nutty finish – most unexpected in a bar from this origin, but an utter delight to taste!