Dark craft chocolate just contains cocoa beans and sugar. There is no milk. And there definitely is no palm oil, vegetable fats or other preservatives that have a ‘use-by’ date. Instead, craft chocolate has a best before date. But often, like red wine, dark chocolate matures with age. So even though these bars are past their best before date, we still think they taste fantastic and they remain in temper. So, we are continuing to sell them. And as an added incentive, we’ve reduced their prices by 10 percent! The same product, for a lower price.
This intense and savoury dark bar has a profile of woodsmoke, with hints of malt and wild honey.
ABOUT THE MAKER
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuyIkmlhAO4