In this chocolate, Ritual is highlighting the amazing flavour and aroma of high-quality vanilla beans. Made with Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, this chocolate is rich, dark and creamy with a floral, buttery aroma. While we typically believe in letting the true flavour of the cacao shine through without the addition of vanilla, in this chocolate Ritual is highlighting the amazing flavours of bourbon vanilla. They're using whole vanilla beans from Madagascar and combining them with their Mid Mountain Blend chocolate. If you're curious about the higher price point of this bar, it all has to do with the cost of vanilla. We're adding a relatively high amount of pure vanilla to this chocolate, and bourbon vanilla from Madagascar just so happens to be one of the most expensive ingredients in the world. Depending on the year, this type of vanilla can range from $200 to $400 per pound.
Tasting Notes: Vanilla & Floral
Cacao Percentage: 70%
2018 BRONZE AT THE ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS
2018 GOOD FOOD AWARDS FINALIST
Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Bourbon Vanilla
Davies and Stout spent about a year researching and testing different methods of chocolate making before they launched Ritual Chocolate in Denver, eight years ago. They started with one bar and slowly added more over time. Now, they have 13 bars and make everyone at their shop on Iron Horse Drive.