If you’re craving an ultra-creamy, comforting treat, try Dick Taylor’s 55% Vanilla Milk Chocolate Bar. Featuring premium quality organic Brazilian cacao, highlighted by the addition of aromatic organic Madagascan vanilla beans, this luscious bar offers a sophistication that even lovers of very dark chocolate tend to appreciate. There’s also something quite unique about the organic, grass-fed whole milk that is incorporated into this bar. Have you heard of A2/A2 milk with beta-casein protein? It’s the kind of old-fashioned milk that cows roaming on pastures used to produce before a genetic mutation caused dairy cattle to start producing a more difficult-to-digest, hybridized version containing both A1 and A2 proteins.
Dick Taylor, known for their commitment to sourcing the choicest ingredients, has proudly partnered with Alexandre Family Farm, one of the only U.S. dairies producing organic, grass-fed A2/A2 milk. Barometer Chocolate is delighted to stock this truly superior dark milk craft chocolate bar that is often easily absorbed by those with lactose intolerance. Delicious and easy-to-digest, this special treat made with A2/A2 milk is a win-win situation!
Care to pair? The Vanilla Milk Bar would be lovely on a cheeseboard with dates, soft ripened triple cream cheese, and sourdough toast with almond butter and caramel or honey. A nice spiced chai or golden milk would be great beverages to accompany the pairing. If wine is more your speed, try Banyuls, a dessert wine made primarily of Grenache grapes or Scotch aged in a sherry cask.
With more complexity than most dark milks, expect this Dick Taylor bar to offer rich notes of vanilla, caramel and toast. One of my guests at a recent tasting said, “This bar tastes like the richest chocolate ice cream! That’s what it reminds me of!” You know what? She’s absolutely right! It definitely has notes of deeply chocolatey chocolate ice cream. See if you experience that when you allow the flavor arc to unfold.
Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor are friends who together created Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate in 2010. These two love to work with their hands and have a background in woodworking and boat building. The concept of "craft" has always been a guiding principle in their lives and they found themselves drawn to the similarity between building with wood and crafting artisanal chocolate directly from the bean.
Adam and Dustin continue to build their business and craft their chocolate in Eureka, California with the same values that inspired them years ago. Relying on the finest fairly-traded organic cacao and organic cane sugar, they are purists who refuse to add cocoa butter or other emulsifiers when making their delicious dark chocolate (though they do add cocoa butter to their milk chocolates). Their goal is to capture and highlight the subtle flavor nuances in the cacao they source from all over the globe.
Dick Taylor is among the 13 favorite USA craft chocolate producers recognized in Melissa Clark's February 2020 New York Times article for the extra attention their team devotes to sourcing beans, forging positive relationships with growers and treating the planet with extra loving care.
- Ingredients: *Cacao, *Cane Sugar, *A2/A2 Milk, *Cocoa Butter, *Vanilla Bean
- Net Weight: 57 g. / 2 oz.
- Country of Origin: USA