Auro makes beautiful chocolates in the Philippines from cocoa from the Philippines.
They also have chocolates with flavors, but the Reserve line is really about cocoa. Single estate, from one cocoa farm. And of course from beautiful cocoa that gives the chocolate a wonderfully rich taste.
In this case from Paquibato, near Davao City.
Origin: Paquibato, Davao City
Coordinates: 7.4 North latitude, 125.4 East.
Height: 305 meters.
Other crops on the estate: coconut, lanzones, mangosteen, jackfruit.
Taste profile of the makers: Sweet / floral woody / cocoa. Taste notes of flowers, dark honey and caramelized nuts.
They say about it: Located among the tropical mountain forests. Paquibato is a community that grows many fruit trees. This gives the chocolate tones of forest valley flowers, dark honey and nuts.
Ingredients: cocoa liquor, cane sugar, cocoa butter.
Allergy note of the makers: may contain traces of milk, soy and nuts.
Awards: Bronze at Academy of Chocolate 2019. Bronze at International Chocolate Awards Asia-Pacific semi-final.