Andres and Sabrina, the French-based Venezuelan husband and wife behind Ara have managed a huge feat. We first tasted this bar when they had been making chocolate for just a few short months and were blown away by how accomplished their chocolate was. Every time we re-taste we are reminded of our first encounter with this bar.
The Trinitario beans in this bar were grown in northwestern Venezuela, between lake Maracaibo and the Sierra de Perija mountain range. As this smooth bar melts, layers of tart raspberries and cranberries are released. Hints of lemon curd develop into a wonderful citrus finish.