Single Varietal Contamana Cacao
2022 sofi™ award-winning Single-origin chocolate from Quillabamba, Peru by the Specialty Food Association. The sofi™ awards have been honoring the best in specialty food since 1972.
Our darkest bar yet! Expertly crafted from 100% origin contamana cacao beans sourced from the Cusco valley of Peru, an ancestral home of cacao, this mouthwatering bar will change perceptions of dark chocolate. Rich, aromatic cacao gives way to notes of strawberries and plum, with creamy dark cacao lending a slight citrus acidity on the back palate.
jcoco 85% Dark is crafted from a single Contamana varietal of cacao sourced from the Quillabamba region of Peru. Quillabamba valley is in the beautiful Cusco region, near famed Machu Picchu and is known for its unique fine aroma cacao trees. The beans are fermented 6 days, dried 5 days with a low roast to retain much of the cacao's natural fruit flavor and acidity. The bar is low in sugar and high in antioxidants, heart-healthy cocoa butter fat, and rich, robust flavor. The 1oz bars are the just-right size for tasting the bold yet nuanced flavors of jcoco.
*And don't forget: Every purchase of jcoco helps fight hunger in the United States.*
3 oz H 6.38" x W 3.25" x D 0.38
cracked cacao beans, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin.
This product is manufactured in a plant that processes milk, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg and wheat products.
- Non-GMO Project Verified
Fragrance Strong aroma of fermented cacao which takes me to a cacao farm in the heat of the rainforest
Mouthfeel Quick melting, velvety mouthfeel, so glad there aren’t inclusions to distract
Aroma Sour cherry aroma with faint floral notes
Flavor Nutty, fruity, sour cacao flavor notes that are remarkably sweet for such a low sugar bar
Sweetness The sweetness is inherent in the beans, the added sugar is just enough for the cacao to sing
Acidity Citric acid is the initial note but I also detected mallic acid of a sour apple
Bitterness Bitterness and astringency intermingle in perfect balance
Astringency Slight astringent finish that’s pleasant and slowly fades away
Finish Fruit forward, contamana bean unique cacao notes linger for a unique cacao experience
Balance Overall a fruit forward fine flavored Contamana bean that was processed with care to deliver a unique cacao experience
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