Taza Chocolate Mexicano Wicked Dark 95%

By Taza Chocolate

(3 customer reviews)


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Though still stone-ground and coarse, this wickedly dark 95% bar is far smoother than most Taza bars. Nor is it that intense for such a bar with such a high cocoa percentage. Although  bold and dark the characteristically fruity notes of the cacao shine through in this chocolate.  Indeed, we found this very easy to eat, with a little earthiness and some sweetness.


Alex Whitmore, the founder of Taza Chocolate, first tried traditional Mexican stone-ground chocolate on a holiday in Oaxaca and was inspired to bring this unique form of chocolate to the US. He apprenticed under a molinero to learn how to craft the very best stone-ground, unrefined chocolate using hand-crafted molinos, or mill stones. This method foregoes the usual refining and conching steps of the chocolate-making process, giving a chocolate closer in style to the original bars of the nineteenth century, still popular in parts of Mexico and South America today.

Taza Chocolate is not like most silky-smooth craft chocolate – because it’s stone ground, the bars are rustic, a bit caveman, gritty and rough. If you like your coffee ristretto, Taza is the chocolate for you. The minimal handling involved in this process creates discs with a satisfyingly coarse, almost biscuit-like texture, and a sweet flavour that lets you taste the bold flavours of the cocoa, sugar and spices individually. This is how the earliest bars of chocolate tasted – it really is a taste of history.

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Weight 70 g
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3 reviews for Taza Chocolate Mexicano Wicked Dark 95%

  1. Hannah E.

    Just a hint of sweetness and a slightly grainy texture.

  2. Sally E.

    Gritty texture but fantastic almost sweet flavour for a 95% bar!

  3. Farrah L.

    Tastes like your typical grocery store bitter chocolate.

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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

Energy2510kJ / 600kcal
of which
- saturates27g
of which
- sugars6g
Nuts (traces)
Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar