*Gold - NZ Chocolate Awards 2022*
A very creamy traditional style 46% Milk Chocolate with cacao from the famed Piura, Peru. Home of the rare 'white cacao bean', offering flavour notes of milk, stone fruit and malt.
The chocolate is sprinkled with nibs, creating a push/pull tasting experience. The nibs cut through the chocolate's richness and sweetness, allowing for more reflection on the cacao's origin - a Lucid classic.
Made in the Wairarapa, New Zealand.
Piura is a type of Criollo, but with white cocoa beans.
"White cacaos like the Piura Blanco only make up around 0.1 percent of the world's harvest. They are therefore very rare and immensely sought after by cacao producers and chocolate experts. Most noticeably, their ivory colored beans taste less bitter."
"But how did the Blanco come to be? There is no simple answer. Cacao genetic experts believe that the Piura Blanco is an “albino” mutation of an older native cacao of which only the “albino” offspring survived in the forgotten corner of the dry Piura Valley."
src: How a tiny white cacao bean changed lives in the Piura Valley and far beyond
Cacao Mass*, Cane Sugar*, Milk Powdert. Cacao Butter* Cacao Nibs*. *Organic
Allergens: Contains Dairy. May contain traces of Tree Nuts, Gluten & Sulphates.