Thursday, 12 February 2015


Ingredients: cocoa mass, cane sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla

Toscano Black 63%
The Toscano Black range is made from a blend of Trinitario and Criollo beans. The aroma was chocolatey, some acidity. The taste was smoked tobacco, hazelnut, Italian chocolate

Blanco de Criollo
A Peruvian Criollo bean blend. It had the classic Peruvian acidity, which yielded to a robust wild mushroom (oh wow, authentic). There was chocolate too and overall it was very mellow

Finally, chocolate from Grenada - only my 3rd Caribbean cocoa (if I include the Venezuelan Rio Caribe). It had a chocolatey and floral nose. The taste was coffee (mocha) and coconut

n.b. having only one each of these napolitains (small square tablets-intended to be served with a cup of coffee) meant that I could not sufficiently pick up each nuance, but I imagine each in bar form offers up so much more. For example, the Blanco de Criollo was said to have dried plums and toasted almonds 

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