Taza Chocolate Mexicano Cinnamon (single disc)

By Taza Chocolate

(15 customer reviews)


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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 cocoa, sugar and spices individually. We love this cinnamon, 50% dark version for its gently warming flavour that always leaves us wanting more. This is a particular favourite on a cold winter’s evening.

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 early 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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15 reviews for Taza Chocolate Mexicano Cinnamon (single disc)

  1. ledwards_2003

    I was expecting the granular texture from a newspaper review. It’s interesting and I would try it again if it weren’t for the sweetness. Had to resort to strong cheese and espresso 20 minutes later to get rid of the still clinging sugar. You need a very sweet tooth for this

  2. Marko P.

    I loved this. The texture is so different from normal chocolate that it elevates this to another level. If this was your normal average smooth texture I don’t think it would be such an experience as it’s now.

  3. sarah r.

    interesting texture but too agressively cinnamon for me

  4. Helene C.

    I love cinammon and the fact that it’s organic and vegan… but it’s way too sweet!

  5. Elin D.

    Not my taste. I didn’t like the texture and found the bar too sweet.

  6. Angeline B.

    Quite a small bar (circle). Tastes kind of savoury, with a sand-like texture. A strong flavour and quite weird. Not really for me.

  7. Matthew

    The texture is interesting and nice, and there is a good taste of cinnamon with an after-taste of the cacao, but the cacao is diminished by the high level of sweetness and cinnamon flavour.

  8. Nicky H.

    I’m afraid I hated this. I didn’t like the cinnamon or the grainy texture. I prefer smooth chocolate and fudge or caramel rather than spice. I gave this a couple of goes, but had to follow it with something else to take the taste away and eventually I threw it in the bin. Not my sort of thing at all.

  9. William T.

    My rating is more like 3.5. The cinnamon flavour is beautiful and balances really well with the cocoa, but my problem with this bar is it’s too sweet, so the rough stone-ground texture makes me feel like i’m eating granulated sugar. Would love to try this as a smooth chocolate.

  10. Joanne R.

    Very crumbly, grainy, sugary texture. Found the flavour much more medicinal than other cinnamon bars.

  11. Rosie M.

    Amazing – a really interesting taste and texture. After initial tasting combined it with a small cup of artisan espresso coffee and the taste of both is lingering majestically!

  12. Sonia B.

    This one blew me away, not what I was expecting at all. Facinating biscuity, crumbly texture with the warmth of the cinnamon. My favourite one so far.

  13. lucycharlton@btinternet.com

    This bar takes you to a whole new experience eating chocolate. Due to it being stop ground the texture is unique. As it melts it has that biscuity texture and sweet yummy flavour! It is one I definitely don’t share. Delicious, unique and a real artisan chocolate.

  14. Lena S.

    I love everything about the Taza disk! The shape, the wrapping, the taste, the story behind it… The texture is really interesting and unlike other raw chocolates that I’ve tried before. I usually prefer smooth textures, but I wouldn’t change a thing about the graininess of this chocolate. There are so many nuances to its taste, it was really sort of a revelation. Taza definitely created a special kind of chocolate, can’t wait to try some of the other flavors!

  15. Michail K.


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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

Energy2314kJ / 553kcal
of which
- saturates19g
of which
- sugars50g
Nuts (traces)
Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cinnamon bark