The chocolate we first sampled from Hogarth was this one, the Peru Gran Blanco from the Piura region in Northern Peru.
The cocoa comes from the Norandino cooperative, a cooperative association in which thousands of farmers (cocoa, coffee, and more) fall, all in Peru, who have better access to the market and, for example, receive support and loans from Rabobank. This way working together in a place can offer far-reaching strength in the very connected world in which we live. Peru is not that far nowadays, if only thanks to the internet, or because of the trade relations that go all over the world.
Anyway, back to the chocolate. We tasted it – we bought a nice package of bars at The Chocolate Bar from New Zealand – and were the most convinced of this chocolate bar of all chocolate from ‘down under’. And that while we still had a whole package of special bars.
From sweet to floral to fruity. Like walking over a meadow full of flowers in a nice sun at the beginning of the summer. Or something in that direction in any case.
Tasting notes from the makers: Tones of stone fruit (apricot) and a honey / caramel-like sweetness. A perfect pairing with a sweet dessert wine.
Ingredients: 66% cocoa mass (cocoa beans, cocoa butter), cane sugar.
Allergy note from the makers: may contain traces of milk and nuts.