Over the past few years a growing number of people have moved from enjoying chocolate in isolation. Today you are likely to come across many 'pairing' events. The most common are that that explain how different types or origins of chocolate are best suited with different types of wine or wine made with different grapes. We've also seen pairing events with whisky, beer, cheese and even perfume.
The cocoa beans you will find in one of the jars were grown with the help of over 450 families in Ecuador with Arriba Nacional cacao trees spread over two plantations. The other jars contain physalis and Amazon nuts which were also grown amongst the cacao. These aren't ingredients that you will find in your local supermarket, nor grown with as much care and treated with as much love.
Serve two different types of meats, one hams and one sausage and try different combinations of the meat and the contents of the jars and see how you perceive the combined flavours. Hopefully your local butchers will have a variety of meats available, but there is always your large multinational to step in if you have to.
There are plenty of ingredients to compare more meat combinations over time, so take your time and experiment.
Cacao Beans - Terroir: La Tolita Vintage: Wet Season 1, 2014. Microbatch BLT14367 Pure ingredients: full cacao beans.
Dried Physalis - Terroir: La Tolita Vintage: Wet Season 1, 2014. Microbatch BLT14364 Pure ingredients: dried physalis berries.
Amazon Nuts - Terroir: La Tolita Vintage: Wet Season 1, 2014. Microbatch BLT13365 Pure ingredients: amazon nuts.
|Origin||Ecuador, La Tolita|
|Vintage||Wet Season 1 2014|
|Batch Number||BLT14367, BTL14364, BLT13365|
|Weight||600g. Each jar is about an inch cubed.|
|Dietary||Gluten free, may contain traces of soya. Certified Organic, Raw, Suitable for Vegans, Halal and Kosher certified, lactose and gluten free.|