Bonnat - Dark Chocolate - Real DeL Xoconuzco 75%Hello Chocolate
International Chocolate Awards, World 2019 - Silver
International Chocolate Awards, World 2016 - Bronze
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 flavors.
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.
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.
A 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.
MAKER: Bonnat, France
CACAO ORIGIN: Xoconuzco, Mexico
WEIGHT: 100 g (5.6 oz)
COCOA CONTENT: 75%
DIETARY TYPE: Kosher, Vegan
cacao, sugar, cacao butter.
Weight: 100 g