This is certainly a chocolate with some punch in the nose. It typifies acidity and red fruit. But that forcefulness is less direct on the taste bud. It picks up like a dusk wind but never feels uncomfortable. There may be the bergamot orange Askinosie offers in their tasting notes, but I get a heap of hazelnut, jam and rice pudding with just the slightest dose of tobacco. After much of the melt has taken place you might even get a touch of horseradish.
|Awards||Silver sofi™ Winner 2009 - Outstanding Chocolate
London Academy of Chocolate - 2011 Gold Winner - Best Bean to Bar Dark Chocolate
|Maker's Tasting Notes||Red fruit, bergamot orange, honey, jasmine and hints of tobacco. Bright but creamy, tannic, dry finish.|
|Ingredients||70% cocoa (68% cocoa liquor, 2% cocoa butter), organic cane juice.|
|Origin||San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador - Lead farmer: Vitaliano Saravia|