Original Beans – Cru Virunga

By Original Beans

  • chocolatey
  • sweet
  • dark

£3.95

A deeply rich chocolate, this bar contains highs of morello cherries that melt into sweet earthiness and black tea.

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  • Description

    TASTING NOTES

    This rich and sweet dark bar is deeply chocolatey, with the unique flavour of morello cherries and hints of black tea combining to produce a special earthiness. The depth of flavour comes from the rare Amelonado cacao that grows in the Virunga National Park, home to some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas.

    ABOUT THE MAKER

    Original Beans was founded in 2008 by Philipp Kauffmann, a former conservationist at the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations, to be a regenerative chocolate making company that focuses on protecting farmers, the rainforest, and thousands of endangered species. Their One Bar : One Tree programme promises that a tree is planted every time an Original Beans bar is sold, which can be tracked on their website with a special code on the back of the packet.

  • Additional information

    Weight 70 g
    Type of Chocolate

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    Maker Country

    Cocoa Percentage

    Bean Origin

    Conch

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    Single Bar £3.95, Carton of 13 £51.35

  • 9 reviews for Original Beans – Cru Virunga

    • Ben S.

      Ben S.

      September 6, 2020

      This was probably our favourite chocolate from the CR tasting event. Finely balanced, smooth and with interesting flavours that reveal themselves gradually.

    • Steven F.

      Steven F.

      June 24, 2020

      Pleasant cherry flavour as noted on the box Soft and creamy on the palate A great introduction for my first bar from Cocoa Runners

    • Barbara I.

      Barbara I.

      January 17, 2019

      I absolutely love this chocolate and I am not a huge chocolate fan.

    • Amanda K.

      Amanda K.

      October 4, 2015

      We've been rating our bars on our regular deliveries for the past 6 months now, this bar scored a respectable 8/10. This may sound slightly odd, seeing as it's a bar of chocolate, but this is very chocolatey, but perhaps lacks the depth and after taste to take it to the next level and become king of the bars.

    • Helen P.

      Helen P.

      April 8, 2015

      Wonderfully smooth with a slightly more bitter aftertaste but not unpleasant

    • Melanie G.

      Melanie G.

      February 24, 2015

      I never thought I would enjoy a milk chocolate bar this much! Rich, dark, yet also creamy.

    • Ms D.

      Ms D.

      February 21, 2015

      The best milk chocolate I've tried - the intensity of plain chocolate with an incredibly luxurious creamy, milk finish.

    • Lee D.

      Lee D.

      July 3, 2014

      Wonderful up front flavour with cherry the first flavour on your tongue. Deep chocolate flavours, but let down by a nasty bitter after taste.

    • Dina A.

      Dina A.

      February 14, 2014

      My favourite Original Beans bar. Intensely chocolates with strong cherry tones and hints of walnut with a smoky aroma. Breaks with a great snap and tastes even better.

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Maker description

As fanatical about conservation as they are about chocolate, Original Beans plant a tree in the rainforest for every single bar you buy. Read more about Original Beans