During the explosion in popularity for fine chocolate over a couple of years ago the Chauo area of Venezuela became the most desired label to have on a chocolate bar. As chocolate makers have sort more obscure, remote sources of cocoa Chuao has lost some of the attention it once had. And that's a shame.
We've come so attuned to very mild, sublime, subtle, elegant flavours from Chauo beans but this Rococo version is more rustic, intense and intoxicating. The flavours are akin to a blend of strawberry liqueur and brandy. It has a cocktail of flavours that if present in a blind-test would never be recognised as a Venezuela and certainly not a Chuao. But this is what makes chocolate such a fantastic food: your expectations are regularly challenged.
|Nutritional Information: per 100g||42g fats, of which 26g saturates and 0g trans fats. 36g carbohydrates of which 32g sugar. Protein 8.5g. Salt 0g.|
|Ingredients||Cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin.|
|Dietary||May contain traces of milk and sugar and produced in a factory which handles nuts.|