The Bonnat family have been making chocolate in Voiron, France for over 130 years. It was current head Stephane Bonnat’s parents, Raymond and Nicole Bonnat who pioneered Bonnat’s first single origin bars in the 1980’s. Stephane has continued his parent’s tradition and the company now works with 35 different plantations worldwide to produce their bars.
This bar is made exclusively of Madagascan Criollo beans. Criollo beans comprise only about 5% of the world’s cocoa harvest. Of all the cocoa varieties, they are thought to have the finest flavour and aroma but are also the hardest to grow – Criollo plantations generally have smaller yields than other varieties and the cocoa plants also more prone to disease. As result, Criollo beans are highly prized and priced – making this bar from Bonnat a truly special treat.