Ecuador 65% - Single Origin - Dark Chocolate
Very dark chocolate bar with clean intense taste. Nut, tea, and
tropical aspects to the flavor. Soy free, Milk Free, All Natural
In some ways, it's like a mildly 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 ounce. 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