Polochic Valley 252
The cacao farmers from central Guatemala's Polochic Valley have grown cacao for many years. In 2016 their crop was exported outside of Guatemala for the first time. With subtle flavor notes of deep red fruit and caramel, this is some of the finest cacao we have experienced.
Fresco is pleased to offer four variations of dark chocolate crafted from this exceptional cacao:
70% Light Roast
70% Medium Roast
70% Dark Roast
100% Light Roast
Our 70% Dark Roast has deep chocolate and mocha flavor notes up front which transition to a background red fruit with a subtle earthiness and caramel as the chocolate melts. We've heard from some of you that that this bar has notes of black currant or fig. We use a long conche cycle on this chocolate recipe to create a mellow, subtle chocolate experience.
We invite you to experience Polochic Valley for yourself, we think you will be impressed.
The colorful background used for this picture is a hand-made fabric bag from a Polochic Valley artisan. These bags are used to carry spices and herbs from local markets.
- International Chocolate Awards, BRONZE, 2018