The Laura dark milk bar was launched April 2016 to celebrate Tobago Estate Chocolate’s 10th Anniversary. The response was fantastic that Duane decided to make a new batch in January 2017. We’re delighted to bring you this limited edition chocolate bar. We were intrigued to find out more about the background of this creamy rich chocolate bar, and find out more about the Laura behind the bar. When we spoke to Duane, he told us “The name ‘Laura’ comes from my grandmother Laura Henrietta Dove a very strong figure for me growing up as a boy in Tobago”.
After several years living and working in Europe within the Food & Beverage Industry, Tobagan born Duane saw the need to rejuvenate the Cocoa Industry on the island. Tobago has in the past made significant contributions to Trinidad and Tobago’s cocoa production and is one of the major crops still grown throughout Tobago. Duane takes the cocoa for his bars exclusively from his family’s plantation, which is planted with Trinitario fine flavour cocoa. He crafts the bars in France, working with his long time friend, partner and fellow chocolate maker, Francois Pralus.
This bar has a unique, amber like appearance. It’s caramel hue hints and the flavours to be found within the bar itself. This is an extremely buttery bar which releases caramel notes from the very first bite. This supremely rich bar is the epitome of indulgence, and has a wonderfully smooth, luscious finish.