This rich dark milk chocolate from Naive offers a delightful ‘chocolatey’ flavour profile. Nestled amongst this richness, expect a complex balance of floral and fruity notes with caramel and vanilla.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Chocolate Naive was founded by Domantas Užpalis in 2011 with the belief that only the best ingredients in the world are capable of making great chocolate. Naive has close relationships with all of its suppliers, visiting each of them at least once a year. They must be committed to sustainable growing practices and strong environmental management, for which they are rewarded by payment at least 40% above the market price.
Nestled along the river Huayabamba at the edge of the Peruvian Amazon, the farmers survey a landscape that’s entirely different than it was 15 years ago. In 1994, a United Nations program made it possible for these farmers to begin replacing their illegal coca crops (used to make cocaine) with cocoa, releasing them from an oppressive, volatile and often dangerous relationship with drug traffickers. Now the farmers not only grow some of the best cacao in the world, they also help to regenerate their ecosystem.
This bar was featured in our November subscription box. You can hear what Spencer and Mika had to say about it in the video below: