Willie’s Cacao – Venezuelan Gold, Las Trincheras 72%

By Willie's Cacao

(2 customer reviews)


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An earthy and green dark chocolate made with Venezuelan Trinitario beans. Look out for interesting ‘forest floor’ notes with this one!


You may remember Willie Harcourt-Cooze as the larger-than-life character behind Channel 4’s “Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory” back in 2008. The series followed Willie from his cacao farm in Venezuela through his roller coaster ride setting up his bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Devon.

Willie is a true pioneer of the artisan chocolate movement in the UK, and the first of the modern independent bean-to-bar makers. His passion is to open people’s eyes to real chocolate. By this he means chocolate that really brings alive the flavour characteristics of the great single-estate beans that he uses. The recipe is simple – cacao, natural cocoa butter and raw cane sugar – no vanilla and no soya lecithin, nothing that can get in the way of the flavour of the beans. He even uses less cocoa butter than most chocolate makers because, although that means more stopping and cleaning in the factory, the flavours last longer in your mouth.

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Weight 80 g
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2 reviews for Willie’s Cacao – Venezuelan Gold, Las Trincheras 72%

  1. Lynette A.

    This bar is vegetal to me. Astringent, woody, cocoa powder. A lot of his origins taste similar to me. A dark and dry cocoa powder with a few notes here and there depending on origin. I’m trying to figure it out. Are they all a deep roast? All of them have a cocoa powder taste that covers any other note

  2. Dina A.

    Too bitter for me, and not as smooth as I would like. Still, a pleasant, rich dark chocolate with strong earthy tones, I wish it was a little sweeter though.

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Made famous by the Channel 4 documentary series "Willie's Wonky Chocolate Factory", Willie Harcourt-Cooze is a pioneer of bean-to-bar chocolate making in the UK. Read more about Willie's Cacao

Energy2238kJ / 535kcal
of which
- saturates22.4g
of which
- sugars29.9g

No allergens listed.

Cocoa mass, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter