Marañón 231, 100% Chocolate
origin: Marañón, Peru
tasting notes: floral, bold & complex, smooth, nutty
description: AMONG THE RAREST CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD.
In the remote Marañón River Canyon of Peru, rare white beans with rich nutty flavors co-exist with floral-fruity purple beans within the same cacao pods: a combination existing nowhere else in the world. This rare cacao, genetically verified by the FDA as Pure Nacional, was thought extinct for over 90 years. The high Marañón Canyon walls create a unique micro-climate where Theobroma Cacao thrives at over 3,500 feet above sea level, some of the highest altitudes ever reported. Once harvested, this organically grown cacao is transported by foot or by burro from remote farms to a single fermentation-drying facility dedicate to this unique crop. Chocolate made from this exclusive cacao has intense flavors with a floral aroma, persistent mellow richness and a remarkable lack of bitterness.