Tasting Notes: Cashew Butter, cà phê sữa đá, Malted Chocolate Shake
Origin: Marañón Canyon, Peru
Cacao Percentage: 55%
Ingredients: Cacao*, Unrefined Louisiana Cane Sugar**, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter
*All cacao is sourced according to Direct Trade and/or Conscious Trade principles
**Sourced Direct from Three Brothers Farm- Youngsville, LA
55% Dark Milk Marañón
Here, we've tamed the Nacional of Peru's Marañón Canyon with a superior, roller-dried milk powder, which subtly caramelizes the casting of this canonized cacao while summoning the supple chocolate more so than its "darker" counterpart- our 72% bar. Once considered practically extinct, this heterozy-gemini varietal presents a 60/40 mix of purple and white seeds, which sings a song of floral and fruity alto notes anchored in creamy baritone nuts, touched in the end by the tannins of their skins. Bought in wet mass at small farms throughout the canyon before being transported by burro and motorbike to a central processing facility, the cacao receives a special hand-sorting and mixing before being fermented in local Laurel wood boxes. Post-fermentation, a proprietary pre-drying process assures a lower level of volatile compounds post-processing, ensuring the consistent character of Nacional can persevere acros continents and palates; space and time; hearts and minds. Here, we present a delicious distortion: the modern silk of milk.