Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest 66%

By Original Beans

  • smooth
  • dark
  • honey


  • Description

    The Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest is a sweet, delicate dark chocolate with a fascinating story. While most of the world’s cocoa is cultivated on family run farms and smallholdings, this chocolate is made from beans that grow wild on cocoa islands called “chocolatales” in the Beni province of northeastern Bolivia.

    The wild cocoa beans are small in size but big on flavour. With natural flavour notes of tropical fruits, honey and orange, this is a chocolate we think everyone will enjoy.

    Original Beans founder Phillip Kauffmann is passionate about sustainability and conservation. So much so that for every bar sold, they plant a tree in the Bolivian rainforest. And yes, that includes your bar.

    Want to find your perfect chocolate match?  Visit www.cocoarunners.com/tastetest today.

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    Single Bar £5.95, Carton of 13 £77.35

  • 31 reviews for Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest 66%

    • Alba L.

      Alba L.

      April 30, 2020

      Very smooth and fruity dark chocolate, I prefer something a bit more bitter - this has a lingering sweetness that is slightly too much for me. But lovely texture.

    • NC M.

      NC M.

      July 23, 2018

      A perfectly balanced, deliciously flavoured chocolate. I normally prefer chocolate with a 75% plus cocoa content but I make an exception for this excellent bar.

    • Gavin J.

      Gavin J.

      October 1, 2016

      I have never had the pleasure/ignominy (delete as appropriate) of sleeping in a bed made up with silk sheets. My opinion of this bar is that it must be like sliding between silk sheets after a long day at work with a crushing hangover. I therefore recommend.

    • Anne H.

      Anne H.

      August 7, 2016

      Smooth, fruity, slightly astringent

    • Nathan S.

      Nathan S.

      June 9, 2016

      Heavy citrus notes, slightly burnt. The wife and I were both big fans of this one. Our first bar from this service, definitely a winner.

    • sarah r.

      sarah r.

      April 23, 2016

      my favorite bar from my last box, great texture and taste. subtly sweet and floral.

    • Elin D.

      Elin D.

      April 23, 2016

      Loved this bar - perfectly balanced. Delicious!

    • Matthew M.

      Matthew M.

      March 25, 2016

      It has nice aroma. The flavour is sweet but still packs some flavour for a 66%. It has a smooth texture. Not bad, but for me it is a little too sweet.

    • Angeline B.

      Angeline B.

      March 11, 2016

      This is the first bar that I have tasted from your club. It was amazing! I was expecting something rather bitter but the taste was so smooth & palatable. Wow!

    • William T.

      William T.

      February 20, 2016

      My ratings are simply based on enjoyment, which is why they're probably going to hoover around the 4/5 (reflecting the quality level Cocoa Runners set their bar at). This Swiss beauty is expertly made: very finely tempered to give a good crisp snap and long slow melt. Luxurious smoothness with very elegant flavours. Crunchy red berries and blanched nut flavours mingle, lifted by a well balanced sweetness. Top quality stuff.

    • FIONA H.

      FIONA H.

      February 10, 2016

      Delicious and smooth, velvety and creamy. Slightly fruity but not overwhelming. Absolutely lovely.

    • Joanne R.

      Joanne R.

      November 23, 2015

      glossy chocolate with a lovely crisp snap, fruity citrus notes, intensity of dark chocolate without the bitterness

    • Jordan W.

      Jordan W.

      July 2, 2015

      Very fruity bar with a mellow and slightly nutty finish. Nice smooth texture but a bit too sweet for me.

    • Julian B.

      Julian B.

      December 21, 2014

      No need to look far for exotic adjectives here. This for me is just the quintessence of dark chocolate, with a great texture to boot. A new favourite.

    • Zi Seng L.

      Zi Seng L.

      December 9, 2014

      This smooth and fruity chocolate is my favourite in the box. Can't wait for my next box :)

    • NIc T.

      NIc T.

      October 22, 2014

      Great texture and beautiful smooth taste, strong and dark. I don't eat lots of chocolate but this would make me... delish.

    • Morten C.

      Morten C.

      October 14, 2014

      This is the smoothest bar I've had. It feels like chocolate milk when it has melted, it's soooo smooth. The taste starts out very fruity and slightly acidic. As it melts further, a nutty components sneaks in, and at the end a sweetness surfaces, which lingers. The sweetness lingers a little too long, in my opinion. And it's a bit too sweet. But overall, the fruit and nut is delicious, as is the initial sweetness.

    • Lesley J.

      Lesley J.

      October 7, 2014

      In the mouth of a 72% cocoa solids snob (me) this bar actually fared rather well. Its initial scent has faint echoes of 'wine' and its snap means business. The between-the-molars crunch is fantastic with no graininess or premature softening. Its melt is completely creamy. The foretaste is mango (ish..very light) with a bit of prune. The after-flavour is roasted hazelnut, according to my palate. I kept waiting for it to morph into a full bodied cacao machine, but at 66% it didn't happen. So what? We all need a bit of a caress from time to time. The honey sweetness that remains after eating, I could do without to quite the extent this bar delivers but hey! I 'm well aware of the demands my tongue makes of me on the sweet v bitter debate, and would definitely occasionally override those demands to eat another bar of this. Rated as a stand alone taste, this would get a four star. However, in direct comparison with a bigger hitter on the cacao front, it would end up with a three from me. I'd take this bar on a long, boring train journey in the rain, when the buffet car is closed and all you need is some lurve.

    • Al L.

      Al L.

      June 17, 2014

      Loved this. Deliciously smooth and with a lovely balance of sweet fruit and citrus.

    • Jonathan R.

      Jonathan R.

      June 6, 2014

      Good old "Original Beans" - smooth, delicate taste...a touch sweet at the end, but I can certainly live with that when the mood takes me. Enjoyable and, I am told, with good sustainability credentials. Very positive experience when I met some of their staff at the Southbank chocolate festivals...

    • Natalie L.

      Natalie L.

      May 5, 2014

      This is lovely. A really silky texture, citrusy sweet and smooth.

    • JoJo S.

      JoJo S.

      May 1, 2014

      Even though, i don't like dark chocolate, this one isn't too bad . I quite like the texture and its good with a cup of coffee

    • Lucinda D.

      Lucinda D.

      March 5, 2014

      Love this one. So silky and citrusy.

    • Dina A.

      Dina A.

      February 14, 2014

      This is a good dark chocolate with strong honey flavours but perhaps too flavoured for me and not enough chocolates. Very smooth but it doesn't really leave me wanting more.

    • Toni W.

      Toni W.

      February 13, 2014

      Phenomenal snap, just the sound can make the mouth water. Definitely fruity and smooth but one star deducted for the slight bitter aftertaste.

    • Laura C.

      Laura C.

      February 9, 2014

      This was a lovely dark bar of chocolate, with great snap and lovely smooth and intense chocolate flavour. A very well rounded chocolate bar

    • Joshua D.

      Joshua D.

      January 25, 2014

      Both my chocolate eating partner and I absolutely loved this bar! It had complex tastes without cluttering up the palate and combined a little added sweetness with the raw power of the cacao bean to give it lovely overall flavour. Also the snap and shine gave a little bounce of excitement before I had even taken one bite.

    • kerry r.

      kerry r.

      January 2, 2014

      This was nicely balanced: intense chocolate flavour without too much bitterness.

    • Irene C.

      Irene C.

      December 5, 2013

      A texture you would expect from the conching kings of chocolate. Melts wonderfully, fruity yes, citrus fruit yes but didn't pick out orange in particular as the card suggests. there is a very subtle honey like sweetness however. I enjoyed this bar but wouldn't buy this one again.

    • Lee D.

      Lee D.

      November 25, 2013

      This was the first bar I opened from my first subscription box. And in a somewhat shameless attempt to get free chocolate by coercing others to join up, I shared it with some of my colleagues in the office. The bar garnered unanimous praise, everyone who tasted it commented that despite it's high cocoa content it lacked the astringency they expected. Furthermore it's deep rich chocolate flavour lingers nicely on the tongue with floral honey-like overtones. A truly delicious chocolate, highly recommended by the entire team.

    • Louise N.

      Louise N.

      October 22, 2013

      This is the last dark bar I tasted in my box collection. I give it four stars for the sheer texture - which is sublime - a very good Melt.

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