Solomons Gold – 70% Dark

By Solomons Gold

  • roasted
  • dark
  • smokey


A smoky and savoury dark made with cocoa beans from the Solomon Islands.

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  • Description

    This is a seriously intense and savoury dark bar. The chocolate has little to no fruit but instead is infused with a seriously smokey aroma. The flavour is not so much nutty or roasted as a big blast of woodsmoke.

    Wooded hints of tobacco, rough leather and saddle soap drift under the smoke. The strong flavours counteract any sweetness, making this an intense and unique tasting experience. The strength of flavour is comparable to much higher percentage bars.

    Lying between Papaua New Guinea in the west and Vanuatu in the southeast, The Solomon Islands is made up of 6 main islands and over 900 smaller ones. In the area where the cacao is grown the soil is volcanic. Solomons Gold believe that it is the particular make up of the volcanic soil that give the beans their smokey quality.

    Perhaps one of the most interesting chocolate phenomena, this ‘smoked chocolate’ note is something we are seeing more of. There are a number of cocoa-producing islands in the South Pacific and many of the bars that hail from them have a similar profile. At the same time, each different plantation and islands’ own micro-climate has a huge impact on the beans’ flavour. So far Solomons Gold has the most pronounced smokiness  of any bar we’ve tasted.

  • Additional information

    Weight 55 g

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  • 3 reviews for Solomons Gold – 70% Dark

    • Marko P.

      Marko P.

      December 12, 2016

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

    • Joanne R.

      Joanne R.

      May 24, 2016

      Overwhelming smoke flavour, couldn't taste anything else!

    • Matthew W.

      Matthew W.

      April 1, 2016

      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.

  • Energy2420kJ/578.4kcal
    of which
    - saturates24.9g
    of which
    - sugars29.5g

    Allergens coming soon.

    70% cacao 30%organic cane sugar

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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