Craft Chocolate Bar - Sambirano, Madagascar
This 67% dark chocolate was hand crafted from raw cacao and organic sugar in Topeka, KS.
The cacao is produced by Bertil Akesson, the owner of 'Akesson Plantation', Akesson produces this delightful cacao in northern Madagascar's Sambirano River Valley. His family also produces fine pepper, and other spices. The cacao has a wonderfully complex set of fruit flavors with the strongest notes being chocolate, cherry, raspberry and raisin. If you taste slowly and deeply, you’ll pick up the aroma of fruit blossoms. Genetically, our Sambirano is a Trinitario variety with roots in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad.
Awards: 2019 International Chocolate Awards/Americas Bronze
Bean Origin: Akesson Plantation, Sambariano River Valley, Madagascar
Harvest Year: 2019
Ingredients: Roasted Cacao, Organic Sugar, Coco Butter (pressed from same origin)
Vegan: (Yes or No): Yes
Roast Profile: Slow medium-light
Conche Time: ~2.5 days
Cocoa Content: 67%
Cacao Variety: Primarily Trinitario
Tasting Notes: Our 67% is a bit sweeter to balance the fruity flavors of cherry, raspberry and raisin. This bar is quite approachable for first time craft chocolate tasters.
Pairing Suggestions: Fresh strawberries and smoked gouda