Soma - Dark Chocolate - Porcelana 70%Soma
12 years after learning about this rare cacao (often referred to as the holy grail of cacao) we were able to secure a few bags of these precious beans from the region south of Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. Estación Experimental Chama, is a germplasm bank dedicated to the preservation of Porcelana, most of its harvest reserved for replanting.
A gentle roast & conch exposes an extraordinary and complex chocolate containing a full scale of delicate tasting notes. Very round with a freakishly long finish. Quiet & mighty,
Origin: south of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
Notes: cream, cashews, figs, grass, strawberries, coconut, honey, orange marmalade
International Chocolate Awards:
2015 World Gold
2015 World Gold (directly-traded)
2015 World Gold (chocolatemaker)
2016 Americas/Asia Gold
2016 Americas/Asia Gold (best in competition)
2016 Americas/Asia Gold (directly-traded)
2016 Americas/Asia Gold (chocolatemaker)
2016 World Silver
2017 Americas/Asia Silver
2017 World Bronze
Academy of Chocolate:
We don’t think that there's a need to advertise this brand a lot. This small-batch chocolate maker from Toronto is very well-known among chocolate lovers and we were bombarded with numerous requests to add them to our chocolate collection. Soma was consistently collecting International Chocolate Awards including Dark Chocolate Gold for its Guasare bar in 2018.
Great chocolate, expensive but worth the price for the intense and sophisticated flavours.
Thanks a lot for your review. We're totally agree. Soma is something absolutely unique. It deserves all the awards it receives. Friis-Holm can be another example of such dedication. It will be available in our collection soon.