Bonnat - Dark Chocolate - Real DeL Xoconuzco 75%

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Regular price $16.00 USD
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Each land of Bonnat’s Grand Cru collection has its own story, its own subtle composition of nature and culture. Being plausibly and desirably exclusive this bar remains quite affordable in comparison with some other award-winning chocolate bars. Mexican beans used in this bar have very good genetics. Bonnat brought this prized bean back to life since its last use in 1850. Those criollo beans we heavily impacted by commercialisation methods, disease and the destruction of native habitats. But the genetics of those rare criollo beans was saved and is being grown in small quantities today.

The first cocoa known to have been cultivated regularly by humans in Mexico, the Real Del Xoconuzco cocoa was intended for the Emperors of pre-Columbian civilizations in order to transmit strength and courage to them. It is also this cocoa which was the first to cross the oceans in order to delight the palaces of European courts. Difficult to cultivate, the coconuts of Xoconuzco were gradually abandoned despite their fantastic fragrances. For the first time since 1850, this cocoa is again used to offer you the chance to discover its bewitching fragrances and its exceptional flavours.

Stephane Bonnat says that this type of cacao is very difficult to work with because they require very special roasting that uses different temperatures in accordance with the weather. He proclaims that he is most proud of this bar out of any other bars from his single-origin collection. 

Travel with a Bar

Chiapas’ fertile coastal plain, 15km to 35km wide, is called the Soconusco, and is named for the Aztecs’ most distant 15th-century province, called Xoconochco. It’s hot and humid year-round, with serious rainfall from mid-May to mid-October. The lushly vegetated Sierra Madre de Chiapas, rising steeply from the plain, provides an excellent environment for coffee, bananas and rare varieties of cacao. 


Type: Dark Chocolate

Bean Origin: Mexico

Dark chocolate with great depth and length. The rich creaminess, the subtle, unobtrusive flavours. Notes of nuts, mango and ginger with a slightly smoky edge and controlled acidity. Suitable for those who prefer their chocolate to be dark and earthy but not very acidic.


International Chocolate Awards, World 2019 - Silver

International Chocolate Awards, World 2016 - Bronze


cacao, sugar, cacao butter.

Weight: 100 g

Maker Description

Bonnat Chocolatier is one of the oldest family-owned chocolate makers in the world. They have been producing delicious chocolate for more than 130 years. They focus on the union of human expertise and natural elements in the selection of plantations and cacao beans for harvest, considering even the smallest of details such as weather cycles, the minerals in the soil, and even the sunlight. Widely known as the crème de la crème of single estate chocolates, Bonnat has earned a reputation and consecutive accolades to support the fine chocolates produced in their factory.

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This very fragrant chocolate is made with beans from Peru, more precisely from the region around the Ucayali River. This is a region that has been awarded several times at the International Chocolate Awards, but which remains little known to the general public because, despite the quality of these beans, production is still very limited today. The reason is that the coca plantation there eclipsed that of the cocoa for several years. Working with USAID and Alianza Peru to provide a more profitable alternative to the cocaine market, operator Ucayali River Cacao collects and processes quality beans from a collective of nearly 400 smallholder farmers.  

This line of chocolate products reflects Chaleur's concern for quality and transparency at all stages of production. Their particular touch lies in their choice to bet on the typical aromatic profile of a given terroir.   

Note that nothing has been added to the chocolate and that the fruit flavours you will taste come directly from the bean.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Great Customer Service

Never disappoints - always delivered on the day requested and kept informed at each stage - thank you! Chocolate was very nice too - very much appreciated by the recipient :)

Rich and smooth

The chocolate is really rich, eagerly awaiting for it to be back in stock.

Rich and creamy

Love the luscious buttery mouth feel! A very enjoyable bar!

Super yummy

Tried this for the first time and both of us really enjoyed the smooth rich dark chocolate. Hope to see Hello Chocolate bringing more dark choc :) Thanks!

Max & Elly

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