Solomons Gold – 70% Dark

By Solomons Gold

Solomons Gold – 70% Dark

(6 customer reviews)


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This intense and savoury dark bar has a profile of woodsmoke, with hints of malt and wild honey.


Solomons Gold began life in 2006 as a producer and exporter of fine-flavour cocoa beans. In 2013, Clive Caroll – the founder – teamed up with Glenn Yeatman, who had been conducting some home experiments making chocolate with his wife’s hairdryer and their kitchen blender. They set up their factory in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand (complete with some higher-spec machinery!), and began crafting chocolate using beans from the Solomon Islands. The unique volcanic soil of the Solomon Islands gives bars made from these beans a particular smokey flavour, adored by many craft chocolate lovers and whisky drinkers alike.

This bar was featured in our July 2021 subscription box. You can see what Spencer and Mika had to say about it in this video:

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Weight 55 g

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6 reviews for Solomons Gold – 70% Dark

  1. Ben S.

    Quite sweet and mellow

  2. Claire H.

    Strong and smokey, turns out it is not for me

  3. Dov S.

    I absolutely love this – it is like eating a chocolate version of an Islay whisky. It won’t be to everyone’s taste – but if you like strong, bold and unique flavours, this is a remarkable find.

  4. Marko P.

    The smokiness hits the spot for me but it’s so heavy that it takes a lot of effort to dissect the tastes.

  5. Joanne R.

    Overwhelming smoke flavour, couldn’t taste anything else!

  6. Matthew W.

    Eating this chocolate I’m by a tropical beach. A turquoise ocean laps at black volcanic sands. White foam gleams in the sun and ripples in the fire’s heat haze. Cacao beans roast slowly beneath the palms. By night, orange embers crackle under the stars.

    This chocolate really is heavy on wood smoke. It reminds me of the Claudio Corallo 75%, but more smokey. Wonderfully rich in flavour with great depth and it comes in a satisfying thick slab of chocolate. Well worth trying.

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Maker description

Crafted in New Zealand, Solomon's Gold exclusively uses cocoa beans from the Solomon Islands. Read more about Solomons Gold

of which
- saturates24.9g
of which
- sugars29.5g

Allergens coming soon.

70% cacao 30%organic cane sugar