Dark chocolate with 73% cocoa from Soconusco, which is located in the south of Mexico (on the border with Guatemala). Made by Sirene, craft chocolate maker from Canada. The maker – Taylor Kennedy – has been making beautiful creations there for years, which we quickly included in our range when we started as Chocolate Sellers. Powerful chocolates with a lot to taste. This Soconusco Mexico is certainly an excellent example.
The taste: a nice warming taste, we are thinking (perhaps strangely enough) of a piece of apple pie with raisins, with some tasty winter herbs and a dollop of whipped cream. But not a sweet piece, but a tough piece of apple pie. That you eat it in a dark forest, and it also seems a little bit dangerous. At sunset, when it starts to get dark in the forest. Or something. And with the sound of an owl in the distance, and some rustling. Well, that was the association. Warm flavours, slightly fruity, some nutty taste tones, something of the dark roasted flavours, a tasteful whole that you can taste and discover for yourself.
Maker’s Description: “Soconusco, Mexico is incredibly special in the history of chocolate. Archaeological evidence shows that cocoa has been used continuously for over 4,000 years in this region. Rayen farmers who grow these beans have specifically chosen heirloom trees that have been there, well, maybe 4000 years, and the chocolate clearly tastes fruity.Close your eyes and taste the cocoa that is the legacy of the Olmec, Mayans and other cultures who grew cocoa and ate chocolate in this unique part for so long of the world. The farmers or Rayen have their own fermentation facility, which means they get a much greater financial benefit from their own work, which is unfortunately highly unusual in today’s cocoa world.”
Ingredients: cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter.
Allergy note from the maker; may contain traces of milk. Soy free. Made in a workshop that does not process nuts.
Awards: Bronze Medal at Academy of Chocolate 2020.