After a career at IBM, international jet-setter Chris Brennan briefly retired before deciding to pioneer the making of sourdough and other breads in his idyllic countryside bakery in Orford, Suffolk. Chris decided to delve into crafting award-winning chocolate, along with his daughter Joanna, in their eponymous bakery situated on Pump Street.
This is a Limited Edition bar, made with cocoa beans harvested by farmers living in the Laguna Lachuá Reserve, a national park that surrounds the pristine waters of Lachuá Lake in Guatemala. This area is home to Q’equchi’ Maya families, many of whom live off-the-grid, relying on the production of cacao, honey, corn and other crops for their livelihoods.
This bar is a limited edition of a 2017 harvest. This crop of cacao, when turned into chocolate, gifts a spicy nose, with a flavour that starts with strong-brewed black tea leaves, with vegetal high notes through a plummy, port-like flavour. The finish bursts an acidity that yields to a calming butterscotch. The