About the Beans
The Nugu cacao is produced in Nueva Guinea in Nicaragua and is represented by Ingemann Fine Cocoa around the world. Ingemann work directly with both the cocoa farmers and the chocolate makers, and together with the farmers have planted over one million cocoa trees in the reforestation of Nicaragua.
About the Maker
A bean-to-bar chocolate adventure is the product of a life time of culinary devotion for Valencia based chocolatier Paco Llopis. The son of patissiers at the helm of the Valencia institution Pastelería Llopis in Alzira, Paco’s initiation into the realms of confectionery was a somewhat magical one, living above the kitchens of the family business providing a constant and immersive source of experimentation and inspiration. It wasn’t long before his attention turned to chocolate, eventually becoming a master chocolatier with a truly impressive professional trajectory including the kitchens of some of Europe’s most prestigious restaurants and chocolateries. Paco’s mission is simple: to create the best and most surprising chocolates that have ever been. It’s no surprise then that, in collaboration with his wife, designer Juana Rojas, he embarked upon a voyage into the world of craft chocolate. With an extraordinary range of single origin chocolate bars, all wrapped up beneath an exquisite origami boat reminiscent of the Spanish voyages that brought cacao to Europe in the sixteenth century, Paco invites you to pick your very own Utopian chocolate!
This dark milk chocolate is rich, creamy and foremost fudgy. Utopick, despite the addition of milk powder, have still finessed its signature silky texture. The cacao has subtle notes of jasmine and vanilla.
Andrea H. –
Lovely balance of sweetness and flavour will be back for another bar for certain.
Ben S. –
A really special chocolate striking the right balance between strength and sweetness. Comes in lovely packaging