This 70% dark chocolate bar is made with Gran Nativo Blanco aka 'Piura Blanco', the rare white cacao bean from the Piura region of Peru that has become highly sought after, and brings mango and passionfruit to the palate, with subtle notes of caramel developing throughout.
This bar took Bronze at both the Academy of Chocolate Awards 2021 and the European International Chocolate Awards 2021-2022.
Piura River Valley in the North of Peru
Gran Nativo Blanco, Criollo
Fine aroma cacao, elegant and refined, which has a high percentage of extremely precious and rare white beans. Hidden for over a century, this gem was rediscovered in 2008 on the small cocoa fields from San Juan de Bigotes, in Piura, in the north of Peru. Small-scale cocoa farmers in the region have identified the best cocoa trees and reintroduced this ancient cocoa variety.
Today Gran Nativo Blanco is Peru's most awarded cocoa and is recognized for its delicate flavors, aromas and fragrances. This cocoa is dried in the sun, fermented for 5-6 days on wood covered with banana leaves.
"Federico, Francesca and the family live in Fossano, a town famous for its panettone that is located about 100 kms from Turin. Prior to becoming a craft chocolate maker, Federico was a pharmaceutical chemist for over a decade. Indeed, Federico still works part time for a pharmaceutical/nutrition company; although he hopes soon to devote himself full time to craft chocolate." - Cocoa Runners
LIM Chocolate bars have an ever-so-slightly rougher mouthfeel, though not at all unpleasant, and after trying different bars by this maker we can clearly tell that it's entirely by-design. LIM Chocolate do manage to draw out some wonderful characteristics from the cacao beans they use. With a fruity aromas and flavours emerging from the moment it's in your mouth, it should satisfy.
Cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter. Cocoa min. 70%.
May contain traces of nuts, cereals containing gluten.
Energy 2173kj / 518kcal | Fat 37g | of which saturated 19g | Carbohydrates 38g | of which sugars 31g | Protein 9g | Salt 0.02