70% San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador Dark Chocolate Nibble Bar (85g / 3oz)
Region: San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador
Lead Farmer: Vitaliano Saravia
Varietal: Arriba Nacional
Ingredients: This single origin dark chocolate includes directly sourced cocoa beans from the region of San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador at 70% (68% cocoa liquor and 2% cocoa butter, made in our factory) along with certified organic cane sugar at 30%. We add San Jose Del Tambo cocoa nibs to the back of the bar – the cocoa nibs are from the same batch of beans that we use to make the bar itself, so in just one bite you experience the entire production and sourcing story.
Flavor: red fruit, bergamot orange, honey, jasmine and hints of tobacco. Bright but creamy, tannic, dry finish.
About the region: San Jose Del Tambo, at least 200 years old, is situated in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in the beautiful cloud forest. It is said that the Quechua Indians used this little village as a resting place before journeying further into the Andes. At Del Tambo, the hills rise sharply until the tops are obscured by low-hanging clouds. The Rio de San Miguela, a fast-flowing river, along with just the right climate provides the land for some of the best cocoa in the world. The storied Ecuador Arriba taste profile is found in these cocoa beans.
• 2011 London Academy of Chocolate – Gold Award
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