This is an intense 72% dark chocolate bar, showcasing the powerful profile of single origin Rugoso beans and transporting you to the lush hills and verdant jungles of Matagalpa. Deep tobacco and wood notes are expressed against a prominent, astringent mouthfeel which carries into a long, long finish. This is one chocolate that dark chocolate lovers everywhere are sure to remember. Why not take up Lapa-Lapa’s suggestion and enjoy this as a perfect companion to a Nicaraguan rum or coffee?
This bar has been crafted simply from Nicaraguan Rugoso Cacao (a Trinitario variant) and cane sugar. Grown amid the hills and jungles of the province of Matagalpa in central Nicaragua, beans are sourced from a cooperative of four hundred growers. Lapa-Lapa’s commitment to coaxing the unique flavour profiles of the very best of remarkable Nicaraguan cacao varieties begins at the farm, with growers expertly sorting the different genetic varieties grown so that each variety can be fermented in a different way in order to highlight their unique flavour profiles. Bars contain just two ingredients, cacao and sugar (with the addition of cocoa butter where necessary), with flavours released and highlighted through the fermentation and drying processes alone which vary in accordance with bean variety. Indeed, Lapa-Lapa’s diligence pays off with in its truly remarkable single origin chocolate.
As craft chocolate folklore would have it (according to a legend created by founder Pieter-Jan), the golden Lapa-Lapa creature, native to Nicaragua, roams this dreamy and evocative land of volcanoes and lakes nightly in pursuit of the best cocoa pods to fulfil his insatiable appetite for the finest cacao. With the same passion, the eponymous bean-to-bar chocolate brand Lapa-Lapa strive to bring you the best of Nicaraguan chocolate, meticulously sourcing top-quality cacao and completing production in its Granada factory. Lapa-Lapa’s mission is simple: “we want to make the best chocolate we can with purely Nicaraguan cocoa in the country of origin.” We think you’ll agree that their dedication to the production of the finest single origin chocolate truly shines through.