Seaforth – Dominican Republic Dark 70%
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Crafted on the Isle of Wight, the cocoa beans for this bar were transported from the Dominican Republic on board the Tres Hombres. This traditional wooden sailing boat has no engine but relies on the wind and the waves (to be specific the currents) to deliver its delicious cargo across the world. As a result, this bar is not only Fairtrade but almost carbon neutral as well. The beans are sourced from Conacado, a registered Fairtrade cooperative in the Dominican Republic, that is used by number of other makers including Soma, Taza and Omnom.
Seaforth uses large stone grinders to grind its beans, giving the bar a slightly coarse texture, which is a world away from the buttery consistency of Blanxart’s Dominican bar. The aroma and first bite of this bar reveals the some of that same ‘chocolatey’ richness that is so typical of Dominican cacao. Indulgent notes of coffee and sweet, dark molasses drift under the surface of the dark chocolate.
As the chocolate melts, we noted a great deal more fruit than you might expect from a Dominican bar. The unusually-textured bar has a citrus edge, that develops as the bar melts resulting in a pleasantly astringent finish.
Weight 70 g Type of Chocolate Maker Maker Country Bean Origin Cocoa Percentage Ingredients Dietary Information Certifications
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