This delicately floral dark chocolate has bright highs of raspberry, dried prunes, and pecan. Made in Switzerland from Peruvian beans, this classic Original Beans creation is sure to satisfy with its vibrant intensity, rounded off with roasted notes in a silky smooth melt.
As Annalisa Barbieri wrote in her Notes on Chocolate column for the Guardian:
“[It’s] a super-smooth, super-bright chocolate made from Peruvian white cocoa from a parched landscape. It tastes so fruity that if you were blind testing, you’d swear there were sultanas or raspberries in it.”
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.
The rare Piura Porcelana white cacao was discovered by the Original Beans team in 2007 in the dry desert valleys of northern Peru. Decades of deforestation, drought and flooding had pushed these beans near to extinction, but now their widespread cultivation has reforested the valleys, protecting the life-giving streams that the whole ecosystem and community depend upon.
But don’t just take our word for it! Have a look at what the attendees at one of our recent Virtual Tastings had to say about it: