A first release from Chocolate Naive is its “Nano_Lot” V’Vaya Nicaragua 70%. The beans are produced by Coopertiva de Servicio Agroforestal y de Comercialización de Cacao CACAONICA R.L, and are supervised and custom fermented by Zoi, a Phd in cacao fermentation.
In Naive’s seven years of crafting chocolate from bean to bar, this chocolate maker has formed relationships with cacao growers and cooperative from all around the world. Naive believe that the best cacao comes from very small farms, of which tailor their post-harvest practices to specific harvests and yields. Naive became dedicated to sourcing the most exclusive and rarest cacao beans in the world and invite chocolate lovers to join them in such a taste adventure.
Chocolate Naive was founded by Domantas Užpalis in 2011. Domantas is a man that saw chocolate representing his own life – both bitter and sweet. He graduated with an Urban Development master’s degree in London and had spent his whole life involved in corporate careers. In 2008, Domantas returned back home to Lithuania; confident, driven, ready to face his career at full-speed, but was instead met by an international crisis that played against him. The solution, thought Domantas thought, was chocolate.
This 70% dark chocolate has a herbal and floral perfume – with notes of anise and earl grey tea. The flavour profile has an ‘unroasted’ quality to it, with a subtle sweet berry acidity. The finish lingers woody and earthy notes.