This Ecuadorian 74% dark chocolate has been with us almost from the very beginning, because we love working with these cocoa beans. The exceptionally fine Arriba Nacional cocoa beans are purchased through a German importer from small family cocoa farms.
Our cocoa beans from the Philippines are a real pleasure to work with. The Mana variety, grown at Saloy Estate’s plantation in Davao, in the southern Philippines, with 75% cocoa content, really brings out the acidity and oily seed notes of the delicious red berry fruit.
We used our cocoa beans from the Millot plantation in the Sambrano valley of Madagascar to make this really fruity milk chocolate. Unlike usual, however, we used smoked cane sugar, which gave the whole chocolate a whisky-like character in addition to the creaminess of the milk and the citrusiness of the cocoa bean.
The tropical Solomon Islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean, in Melanesia. It is made up of more than 900 volcanic islands. This is also noticeable in the taste of our chocolate made from cocoa beans from here.
We used our cocoa beans from the Millot plantation in the Sambirano valley of Madagascar for this dark chocolate. Citrusy, fruity notes characterize this really fresh chocolate.
We paired our Solomon Islands chocolate with caramelized physalis and cinnamon blossom. The astringency of the physalis and the special character of the cinnamon blossom blend in perfect harmony with the chocolate.