Creamy and dreamy with a hint of stoneground cashew to balance this very chocolatey chocolate. Solkiki's Esmeraldas chocolate ranked among the world's finest at the CoE cacao cup, and they've since made dark, dark milk and soy-milk versions - all winning gold or silver accolades.
Technically a dark milk (over 50% cacao) but Solkiki's dark milks start at 60%, so 53% really isn't so much a walk in the park as a stroll through the exotic Cloud Forests of Ecuador's West coast.
An outstanding example of Ecudaorian cacao given a very accessible treatment. Not too dark, not too sweet, very wide appeal... You've been warned.
Flavour abounds right down to the last morsel of this bar from Solkiki Chocolate Maker, one of the finest craft chocolate makers in the United Kingdom.
Freddy Salazar's farm Costa Esmeraldas, 6 miles off the coast in NW Ecuador's Cloud Forests.
Freddy Salazar’s estate in the Cloud Forest of Costa Esmeraldas is situated on an ex-cattle ranch. Very steep, lush, layered slopes complicate the daily work but the year round climate stays quite stable with a short wet season and misty, drizzly summers in the aptly named Cloud Forests. Minimal temperature fluctuation means consistency is more achievable. Management of the cocoa orchards creates over 40 full-time jobs in the local community of rural Esmeraldas.
Solkiki from the UK produce some of the world's finest bean-to-bar craft chocolate. Founded in 2013 by Iris and Bob, they are passionate about creating high-quality, sustainable, and ethically sourced chocolate.
Solkiki's meticulous approach to sourcing cacao via direct trade methods ensures over 90% of beans are direct from farmers. They are of the highest quality, and the farmers are paid equitably, far above so-called fairtrade prices. They build sustainable long-term relationships with the farmers.
The company has taken an enormous amount of awards for its chocolate, including several International Chocolate Awards, Great Taste Awards, and Academy of Chocolate Awards, which is a testament to their quality.
Organic cocoa beans, organic unrefined cane sugar, organic undeoderised cocoa butter, organic cashew.
All Solkiki bars are vegan friendly.
Allergen information: contains no dairy, wheat, gluten, or soy (dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free). Made in a facility that uses nuts and soy.