Ecuador 65% - Single Origin - Dark Chocolate
Very dark chocolate bar with clean intense taste. Nut, tea, and tropical aspects to the flavor. Soy free, All Natural
Each chocolate Bar is equal to 10 of the ingots.
In some ways, it's like a sweeter and less intense Midnight 91% chocolate. This is probably the closest to a classical dark chocolate but with refreshing sophistication. And it's only 125 calories per square. Milk free.
There is a special valley in Ecuador that grows the Ecuadorian Cacao Nacional Forestero beans. Normally the Forestero is the most common variety of cacao produced and it's used in a lot of bulk chocolates, but this is a very special Forestero and can only really be grown in Ecuador and is used in fine flavor cacaos and chocolates.
The Ecuadorian Cacao Nacional Forestero is finicky and is more susceptible than some other kinds of cacao trees to disease, so this is really a very special chocolate, not just because it tastes special, but because it is special and very sought after.
Couverture chocolate bars
This is the highest quality of chocolate that usually has more than 30% cocoa butter. It has a richer and more sophisticated taste and is really designed to give the maximum flavor with the least amount of chocolate and is used for covering candies like truffles. I chose this quality of chocolate not because it was the most profitable (it isn't) but because it has the maximum amount of taste.
Wine Pairings - Wine and chocolate naturally go together
Fruity Reds (low tannins): Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet, Zinfandel
Sweet Dessert Wines: Ruby Port, Vintage Port
Tropical Fruits, Berries, Citrus, Coffee, Teas, Spices, Herbs, and Floral tastes