66% Dark Chocolate handmade by us in our factory just outside Padstow in Cornwall.
Tasting Notes: A rich but balanced dark chocolate, sure to please even the most discerning of taste buds. Strong taste with liquorice and tobacco notes roll into a delightful finish of blueberries, black prunes and medicinal herbs.
Cacao Facts: Mexico has come a long way since cacao was used as a currency to trade goods. Despite being one of the formative nations in growing cacao, Mexico now produces a fairly modest harvest every year of around 50000 tonnes. Mexico's production doesn't even satisfy domestic demand, so they import a fair amount too. Studies have been carried out to see if planting per hectare can be increased with a desire to raise production from circa 350 kilos per hectare to 1000. The region of Tabasco accounts for around 70% of the nations production with Chiapas coming in second with 29%. the remaining yield being shared out in the Veracruz, Oaxaca and Nayarit regions.
Located in the warm embrace of the Gulf of Mexico at the upper reaches of the 'Cacao Belt', ancient monuments stand proud over long lost Mayan, Toltec and Aztec civilisations, which presided once upon a time over the birth of cocoa culture. Leading through the south-eastern states of Tabasco and Chiapas, the Mexican cocoa trail celebrates the Forestero varieties with their remarkably fine and aromatic character. The finished article is a chocolate worthy of the ancient gods that once ruled here.