Taza Chocolate – Mexicano Super Dark 85%
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 Type of Chocolate Maker Maker Country Bean Origin Cocoa Percentage Certifications Ingredients Select Size
Single Bar £5.95, Carton of 12 £71.40
2 reviews for Taza Chocolate – Mexicano Super Dark 85%
July 22, 2020
I ate both discs in a single sitting. I have always loved the texture of Taza stone-ground bars.. there is a purity and naturalness about them that enhances the experience of chocolate that somehow brings me closer to the bean.
October 19, 2019
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.
Energy 2536kJ/606kcal Fat 45g of which - saturates 26.31g Carbohydrates 37g of which - sugars 16g Protein 13g
- Nuts (traces)
- Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar
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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