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Seemingly there is no end of choice when it comes to 70% chocolate. You can find it anywhere. But what you won't be able to find is this 'Triple Cacao' chocolate from Madre. This unique and very special chocolate not only contains chocolate in the conventional sense, but also cocoa nibs and the fruit pulp that surrounds the beans within the cocoa pod.
Although the chocolate itself was made in Hawai'i, the beans originate from Dominican Republic where the cocoa often provides a prune and raisin-like flavour, and that's certainly in evidence there. The cocoa nibs play just below the intense fruitiness to add a different style of sweetness. Given that there are three different forms of cacao in this chocolate you could expect it to have a noticeable acidity or heavy on the tannins, but there is a complete distinct lack of harshness. Instead the finality of the melt produces a mango-like character that is eminently refreshing
Of course the texture is not smooth like highly commercial chocolate, instead it is rustic and course. But little of that coarseness is evident during the melt as your mind is seemingly fixated on those delicious fruity flavours.
|Awards||Good Food Awards for 2013|
|Ingredients||Organic fair trade cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, cacao pulp, cacao nibs, Mexican whole vanilla.|
|Dietary||Made in a facility that also processes nuts & milk.|
|Manufacturer's Notes||Combines cacao in 3 of its forms: tangy cacao fruit pulp & rich roasted nubs in a flavourful dark chocolate made from organic, fair trade beans.|