One of Japan’s pioneering chocolatiers, Koji Tshuchiya, is the man behind the Japanese chocolate maker Theobroma Cacao. Theobroma Cacao is the second chocolate maker from Japan to enter our Library. With Japan being a country seldom associated with chocolate, surprisingly, it is also a country that has over 130 chocolate makers.
White cacao beans from Piura, Peru are crafted by Theobroma Cacao into this wonderful chocolate bar. Koji had been introduced to these particular beans by Peruvian chocolate maker Cacaosuyo.
For this bar, the beans had been harvested in 2017.
This 70% Peruvian dark chocolate’s flavour profile is on the savoury side, rich in umami. There are distinct notes of herbs and soy sauce. The melt is creamy, finishing with a refreshing fruity acidity.