Firetree - No-Sugar Dark Chocolate - Solomon Islands Guadalcanal 100%Firetree
The unique and complex flavours of this 'chocolate' are teased out during the long, slow process of whole-bean roasting. This drives out any bitterness to reveal a pure 100% flavour that will surprise and delight the most refined chocolate palates.
The coast of Guadalcanal, nestled in the heart of the Solomon Islands, is home to some of the finest cocoa from this region. The cocoa trees grow in this rich volcanic soil, protected from the midday sun beneath high coconut palms. Their beans encapsulate a subtle cocoa flavour overlaid with delicate plum and citrus notes.
The farms here are owned by one extended family, with husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, all working together. From growing their own cocoa saplings to harvesting the cocoa beans, the family is personally involved in every step and use their knowledge and experience to produce cocoa beans of the highest calibre.
Tasting notes: date, cocoa. To enjoy fully, take time to let the flavours develop on the palate.
Cocoa solids: 100% minimum. Cocoa mass. unrefined sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin. The product is made in a no-nut factory. Dairy-free.
Weight : 65 g
Hailing from the remote islands located in the Southern Pacific and Oceania, the cacao trees with their flame-hued pods grow in the Pacific Ring of Fire, some of which are right on the outskirts of massive dormant volcanoes. These cacao trees, also known as firetrees, is where Firetree got their inspiration for the brand name. These trees thrive specifically in the porous volcanic soil, which incidentally provides a distinct and unique taste to their cacao beans that make up just about 1% of the earth's cacao bean production.
This is a very fine bar, and I really appreciate the effort that has gone in to preserve the unique flavour of the cocoa beans, which really comes through as I ate it.
The best chocolate I have ever tasted. Smooth, sharp and rich.