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64% Peru Dark Chocolate Bar
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64% Peru Dark Chocolate Bar

£3.15

64% Peru dark chocolate has a slightly acidic cocoa taste, with soft notes of raisins and dried figs, and fruity tones lingering towards the finish. At 64% cocoa solids, this single origin dark chocolate offers the opportunity to enter the world of origin chocolates and their flavour profiles within the lower percentage levels.

1 x Min. 65g 64% Peru Dark Chocolate Bar
Part of our ‘Origin Collection’
Sustainably Grown Cocoa
Registered with The Vegan Society

80% Uganda Dark Chocolate Bar
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80% Uganda Dark Chocolate Bar

£3.15

80% Uganda is a strong, dark and earthy origin chocolate; with smoked cocoa flavours, and a subtle acidity, it’s best enjoyed little by little to really savour it’s distinctive profile.

1 x Min. 65g 80% Uganda Dark Chocolate Bar
Part of our ‘Origin Collection’
Sustainably Grown Cocoa
Registered with The Vegan Society

70% Sao Tome Dark Chocolate Bar
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70% São Tomé Dark Chocolate Bar

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Our 70% São Tomé chocolate has a very intense and complex taste; rich in roasted cacao, with plenty of refreshing fruity notes and citrus tones. As with all single origin dark chocolate, this Sao Tomé chocolate is to be savoured and enjoyed.

1 x Min. 65g 70% São Tomé Dark Chocolate Bar
Part of our ‘Origin Collection’
Sustainably Grown Cocoa
Registered with The Vegan Society

72% Vietnam Dark Chocolate Bar
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72% Vietnam Dark Chocolate Bar

£3.15

Our Vietnam 72% dark chocolate is distinguished by aromatic notes of fresh fruit, acidity, and full flavour; a stunning dark single origin chocolate.

1 x Min. 65g 70% São Tomé Dark Chocolate Bar
Part of our ‘Origin Collection’
Sustainably Grown Cocoa
Registered with The Vegan Society

67% Madagascar Dark Chocolate Bar
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67% Madagascar Dark Chocolate Bar

£3.15

Our 67% Madagascar reveals a very intense round and sweet taste, with a tempered bitterness. It is topped with refreshing, moderately acidic flavours, and notes of fruity berries and citrus fruits.

1 x Min. 65g 67% Madagascar Dark Chocolate Bar
Part of our ‘Origin Collection’
Sustainably Grown Cocoa
Registered with The Vegan Society

85% Colombia Dark Chocolate Bar
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85% Colombia Dark Chocolate Bar

£3.15

This 85 percent dark chocolate has a clearly defined aroma, and embodies the strong traits of a typical Colombian cacao. It’s bitter taste, accompanied by fruity, floral tones, and smooth hint of sweetness, captures the exquisite character of a Colombian dark chocolate.

1 x Min. 65g 85% Colombia Dark Chocolate Bar
Part of our ‘Origin Collection’
Sustainably Grown Cocoa
Registered with The Vegan Society

What is our Origin Collection?

‘Single origin’ is cacao, or cocoa beans grown in a particular geographical area; and like a good quality coffee or fine wine, the flavour of the chocolate is determined by the characteristics of the soil, climate, and other geographical elements of where it’s grown.

Our ‘Origin Collection’ is made up of a stunning array of single origin chocolate bars, all sourced from different parts of the world, and made into different percentages of chocolate.

Where are our Single Origin Chocolate Bars from?

Our single origin chocolate bars are predominantly from South America, as this is the area in the world where the exquisite aroma and flavours classified as Fino De Aroma are most widely found; only 8% of the world’s cocoa is distinguished by this classification.

Single origin chocolate bars are more often found to be dark chocolates, as the addition of milk can potentially diminish the flavour of the cocoa beans; so it is with this range you will be able to taste the different cocoa solids.

When we’re talking cocoa percentages and cocoa solids, we felt we needed to introduce a heavy weight 80% into the range, and due to our investment into a Ugandan community, and after visiting a Ugandan cocoa farm, we chose a bar to bring some diversity to our predominantly South American bias. We have found that there is a lingering acidic taste with the Ugandan beans, and it works well with the higher cocoa percentages.

What does it mean when we say cocoa solids and cocoa percentages?

In any bar of chocolate, there are several key ingredients to make milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate: cocoa mass, cocoa butter, sugar, vanilla, anc the addition of milk for the white and milk chocolates.

The cocoa solids or percentage indicates how much of the final ingredient is cocoa mass or cocoa butter, added together. An 80% cocoa solids bar is made up of 80% cocoa mass and cocoa butter and then the remaining 20% will be the sugar, vanilla and soya lecithin.

A 61% cocoa solids chocolate bar, means 61% is cocoa mass and cocoa butter; the remaining 39% sugar, vanilla, and soya lecithin. So in a nutshell, the higher the cocoa solid percentages, the lower the amount of sugar in the chocolate.

In a milk chocolate, milk would also be listed as a percentage, but the cocoa solids are still listed as the lead ingredient, with the milk powders, sugars, vanilla and soya lecithin making up the other ingredients.

Single Origin Chocolate Bars

The general thinking is that the higher the cocoa percentage, the better quality the chocolate is; and it will certainly be more expensive due to the higher cost of the ingredients (as the cocoa is expensive). However, does this mean it’s a better quality? Not really.

The reason being is the flavour of a single origin chocolate bar is determined in part by the type of cocoa bean used, how it was fermented once separated from the pod, and then the roasting process which it undertook.

The final process to have an effect on the chocolate bar you buy is the conching process, which is where the finished chocolate with all the additional ingredients of sugar, milk, vanilla etc is stirred over a period of up to several days, and this is what ensures the mouth feel you experience when you enjoy a bar of chocolate. Is it smooth on your tongue, or does it leave a gritty feel? These sensations are all down to the conching process.

So there you have it; single origin chocolate bars in a nutshell. If you are not usually one to try single origin dark chocolate, I would suggest you start off at the lighter end of the percentages, and try our Peru 64%, working your way up to the 100% Colombian.