Coppeneur has extended their range of origins beyond Ecuador and Ghana and into the heartland of cacao: Mexico, and Tobasco to be more specific. And the spice the region has become synonymous for is certainly in evidence with this 74% chocolate. It's peppery, spicy, tart with an edge of Tequila. But there's no softness or pretence. But there is excellence in execution. The snap is crisp and extremely loud. The finish is wonderful and the presentation delightful as it comes in brown paper reminiscent of how parcels used to be sent with brown string holding it all together.
This is a chocolate to explore the world vicariously. It's one full of interesting flavours and even subsequent bites may even bring caramel and molasses. It's a chocolate that never ceases to surprise.
|Dietary||May contain nuts, dairy and lactose.|
|Ingredients||Cocoa mass, cane sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin.|
|Tasting Notes||Fresh white wine aromas crowding around a brief moment and then subject to wood, resinous aroma components. A sweet fruitiness spreads out on the palate and makes the finish with hints of grapefruit.|