Taza Chocolate – Mexicano Super Dark 85%

By Taza Chocolate

Taza Chocolate – Mexicano Super Dark 85%

(4 customer reviews)

£5.95

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In these super dark 85% disks, the result of stone-grinding with just two ingredients is an intensely chocolatey and richly flavoured bar that is more sweet than bitter, showcasing the bold flavours of the beans. The minimal processing involved in creating Taza’s stone-ground chocolate gives a finished product with a satisfyingly coarse, almost biscuity texture and a sweet flavour that lets you taste the bold flavours of the cacao beans and cane sugar individually.

Here’s a chocolate that may be a little different from anything you’ve tried before. For Massachusetts-based Taza, when it comes to making chocolate, doing less brings more when it comes to allowing the complex flavours of cacao to shine. Their style of craft chocolate is much closer to the kind of chocolate you might have found 150 years ago, still popular today in Mexico and some parts of South America. This is because Taza prides itself on being stone ground and unrefined; whilst many chocolate makers spend days on end refining and conching their products until smooth, Taza simply grinds its organic cocoa beans with cane sugar and spice in a traditional Mexican stone mill called a molino.

Taza is proof that chocolate can change lives, producing its stone-ground chocolate using the very same traditional techniques that inspired its founder Alex Whitmore (one of Zip Car’s earliest employees) to become an apprentice to an authentic molinero whilst on holiday in Oaxaca. But it also transforms the lives of the cacao producers that it works with, buying from farmers directly in a Direct Trade model that enables farmers to receive a price above even Fair Trade levels. Taza truly is chocolate with a conscience.

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Weight 77 g
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Single Bar £5.95, Carton of 12 £71.40

4 reviews for Taza Chocolate – Mexicano Super Dark 85%

  1. Hilary

    Exciting chilli flavour adding a wonderful spiciness to our tasting! Prefer chocolate without Lethecin.

  2. Josephine

    An interesting product to try, just not to my personal taste. I found I couldn’t overcome the feeling that for me chocolate should have that heavy smoothness so in the end I couldn’t accept the crunchiness. Also found it slightly too sweet.

  3. georgiewarriner

    I was so excited about receiving this one as I thought it would be different. But it was really graining in texture that took away completely from the flavour.

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Maker description

Based in Massachusetts and famous for their traditional style unrefined & stone ground chocolate, Taza make unique chocolate bars that everyone should try. Read more about Taza Chocolate

Energy2536kJ/606kcal
Fat45g
of which
- saturates26.31g
Carbohydrates37g
of which
- sugars16g
Protein13g
Allergens
Nuts (traces)
Ingredients
Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar