Solomons Gold 70% Dark Chocolate
A smoky and savoury dark made with cocoa beans from the Solomon Islands.
The arrival of this 70% dark chocolate bar from Solomons Gold represents two firsts for Cocoa Runners. Not only is it our first bar made using beans from the Solomon Isles, Solomons Gold is also the first chocolate maker we have brought you from New Zealand!
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.
This bar achieved a Silver at the Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017.
Weight 55 g Maker Bean Origin Cocoa Percentage Maker Country Ingredients Certifications Archived Maker
3 reviews for Solomons Gold 70% Dark Chocolate
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.
May 24, 2016
Overwhelming smoke flavour, couldn't taste anything else!
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.
Energy 2420kJ/578.4kcal Fat 38.5g of which - saturates 24.9g Carbohydrates 49.9g of which - sugars 29.5g Protein 8.6g Salt 0.00245g
- 70% cacao 30%organic cane sugar
Allergens coming soon.
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Crafted in New Zealand, Solomon's Gold exclusively uses cocoa beans from the Solomon Islands. Read more about Solomons Gold