For those of you have fallen in love with the Grenada Chocolate Company
and the wonderful chocolate grown on the island of the same name I'm sure you would like this bar from the expert Lithuanian chocolate makers Niave.
Many will know that Grenada is an island in the Caribbean which lies north of Venezuela which produces great Criollo and Trinitario cocoa beans and Trinidad which gave Trinitario beans their name. But what many people may not know is that the island is volcanic which gives it a wonderful fertility that supports lush vegetation. Grenada also has significant rainfall and, of course, heat which certainly helps the cacao trees to grow well. This climate also helps the production of supporting flora which helps provide the requisite shade and shelter to the cacao trees.
Although Grenada doesn't, to the best of my knowledge, produce much Criollo crop, the Trinitario cocoa beans grown on Grenada are typically of excellent quality. This bar is made with beans from the island, which have been conched for 59 hours along with cane sugar and a touch of vanilla.
In terms of tasting notes I'd certainly suggest that this has a massive array of flavour that alternates like a misty swirl between lumi, horseradish, balsamic vinegar and with a hint of chilli at the back of the throat. I'm not entirely sure how they manage to pack so much flavour in there. The texture is perhaps slightly more rustic than the well-polished bars that you'd expect from the larger chocolate makers, but it's still well-received.
After the melt you may witness a sensation that's similar to what you'll find from raw chocolate. This bar is certainly worth exploring.
Each bar is marked with the date of production and signed by the person that produced it. I love that touch - as well as the fact that the packaging is made from recycled packaging.
||May contain traces of nuts,milk or soy.
||Keep in a dry and cool place,max 18C.
||Cacao beans“,cane sugar*,pure cacao butter,vanilla*^. Legend (supplied by the manufacturer) * organic / ^ biodynamic / “ fine estate