A complex Ecuadorian bar with a delicate profile of tropical flowers. Lovely floral notes are mixed with rainforest fruits and hints of almonds, with a subtly vegetal finish to round off.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Deanna Tilston launched Tosier in Suffolk in 2017 as part of her personal journey to learn about and craft great-quality chocolate. This endeavour has turned into an award-winning chocolate maker dedicated to giving farmers a fair price as part of a transparent and traceable supply chain. Tosier’s chocolate is made in twenty-four-kilogram batches, allowing Deanna to keep a close eye on each step of the chocolate-making process. It also means that no batch of chocolate Deanna makes will ever be quite the same; each batch and harvest that Tosier receives has different characteristics. We think this variety is part of the beauty of craft chocolate.
The beans in this bar are the world-famous Arriba Nacional beans, grown on the Cedeño Aguilar family farm. This farm, known as “Garyth” after the initials of the family – Gabriel, Alberto, Ricardo, Yolanda, and Thomas – used to grow palm oil, but in 2005 switched to organic fine-flavour cocoa beans out of a desire to protect and expand Ecuador’s fine flavour heritage.