N°6 - ECUADOR - SINGLE ORIGIN - 72% - DARK
Think of your favorite flowers, maybe jasmine or rose. The forest, its undergrowth, and cut grass. Hazelnuts, fresh fruit… perhaps bananas and coconuts, make your eyes widen. This is lush Ecuador, the cradle of cocoa.
SINGLE ORIGIN CHOCOLATE
Single origin chocolate is chocolate made from just one variety of cacao bean, grown in one region. Our single origin chocolate is sourced from one country, one region, and even one single plantation. Like fine wine or cheese, each cocoa plant has its roots; an origin that gives it its typicality. A taste that connoisseurs -- you, soon! -- work to identify with pleasure. Have you ever heard of terroir?
The Osella company and its director Jacinto Andrade have been contributing to the commercial strength of Ecuador’s emblematic cocoa variety, the well-named Nacional, for 30 years. From small to large producers, the plantations directly involve 50 families, and 200 more indirectly. Valrhona provides technical and commercial support for these farmers, to ensure that this pearl of the Pacific Coast shines for years to come. Visit the plantation.
Frédéric comes from three generations of cattlemen-butchers. Trained at Fauchon, one of the most high end caterers in France, he opens his first store in 1994 in Fontainebleau France (south east of Paris, as known as the Emperor city, named after Napoleon 1). WORLD PASTRY CHAMPION, 2013 (as President of the French Team) - PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR, France, 1999 and 2007 - President of Les Relais Desserts, 2003-2018 - Vice president of the Pastry World Championship, 2021. Shops and corners in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan - Berlin, Germany - Tunis, Tunisia. Discover Frédéric's full chocolate story
THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY IT
Tasting is like a treasure hunt, more enjoyable with friends. But remember: taste is a very personal and intimate experience. A good question to ask yourself is, “What does this remind me of?”. Allow us to help you find the answer... to recognize, name, and remember the flavors. Welcome to the gourmet world.
Our bar sleeve is made of recycled cardboard and the inside flow wrap of vegetal cellophane. Though recycled, compostable, and fit to minimize packaging, our sleeves remain simple and elegant. With less waste and less postage, we are certainly not here to show off. We work everyday to find better solutions and new ways to make our products sustainable.
BAR SLEEVE are printed on Crownboard Craft CRAFT cardboard, made out of 100% primary wood fibres, produced in Sweden. Certified in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, FSSC 22000. FSC CoC & PEFC CoC available. - FLOW WRAP is a 100% plant-based cellophane (Natureflex), compostable and biodegradable, produced in France.
ABOUT 3 SERVINGS PER BAR / SERVING SIZE 30G