This bar has a unique, amber-like appearance, with a caramel hue that hints at the flavours inside. It’s extremely buttery and releases caramel notes from the very first bite. The epitome of indulgence, it has a wonderfully smooth, luscious finish.
ABOUT THE MAKER
After several years working in the European food and drink industries, Tobago-born Duane saw the need to rejuvenate the island’s cocoa industry. Tobago has in the past made significant contributions to Trinidad and Tobago’s cocoa production, and cocoa is still one of the major crops grown throughout the island. Duane takes the cocoa for his bars exclusively from his family’s plantation, which is planted with Trinitario fine-flavour cocoa. He crafts the bars in France, working with his long-time friend, partner and fellow chocolate maker, Francois Pralus.
The Laura dark milk bar was launched in April 2016 to celebrate Tobago Estate Chocolate’s 10th Anniversary. We were intrigued to find out more about the Laura behind the bar: Duane told us, “The name ‘Laura’ comes from my grandmother, Laura Henrietta Dove, a very strong figure for me growing up as a boy in Tobago”.