This chocolate, while exhibiting the typical floral and chocolaty taste so common in Ecuadorian chocolates, is beautifully balanced with notes of honey and vanilla and a remarkably smooth woodsy finish.
About the Origin
These couverture chocolates are made from the prized Nacional Arriba beans. What makes these beans even more special is that they are cultivated in the tropical lowlands of Northwestern Ecuador by the indigenous Tsáchila people of Santo Domingo. From a population of 20,000 in the 18th to a mere 2,000 today, the premium paid for these special beans help this small community keep their culture and heritage alive.
Cacao liquor (45%) (beans from Ecuador), sugar (39%), cacao butter (15%), emulsifier (SOY lecithin) and vanilla. May contain traces of milk and nuts.
Unopened, the chocolates have a shelf-life of 24 months when kept in a dry place between 12 and 18° C.
About the Maker
These couverture chocolates are crafted by Award-winning Belgian chocolate maker François Deremiens. Working from his workshop in the picturesque town of Prouvy, Belgium, François mixes authentic Belgian tradition with unique fine aroma cacao beans to bring us this exquisite line of single-origin couverture chocolates ready to be used by the most demanding food artisans and epicureans alike.
The bags in which the couvertures are packaged are made from 100% renewable and 60% compostable materials. The high barrier interior ensures product integrity and quality.