The Durian is famous, if only for the stench of the fruit. However, the taste of the pulp is very delicious, creamy and sweet and flavoursome. So very worthwhile.
Naive turned it into this dark milk chocolate, with 61% cocoa but a little milk powder for the balance. And so durian.
The maker goes on to say: “Cheese pretends to be a fruit, lying is no fun. Under spines hides an old Stilton, with the sneaky stench from the outside. If we turn our noses away, we accept you as you are, King of the Jungle with unwashed socks ?! No more shame, because this taste is great! Close your nose and you will notice how this duet with chocolate is meant. ”
Ingredients: cocoa, cane sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, durian (6%)
maker’s allergy note: may contain traces of nuts, peanuts and grains.
57 grams, bean to bar made in Lithuania by Naive.
Taste description of the maker: Unique flavor combination with strong and spicy taste notes.
Pairing suggestion from the maker: Coffee. Lightly roasted nutty coffee or slightly darker earthy coffee.
Fans of Formula 1 can see how Ricciardo and Verstappen break open a Durian here. You also know (if you did not know) what the fruit looks like. And although they are certainly not enthusiastic, the taste is really great as far as we are concerned. Very creamy and sweet, and with different fruit notes. But you may not have taste tests done by Formula 1 racers 🙂