Simply gorgeous is how I would describe the Cluizel Plantation Mangaro Grand Cru 71% Dark Chocolate bar. It’s everything I dream of in a chocolate bar…chocolatey, of course, and velvety like a rich drinking chocolate, but then there’s so much more. The flavor sparkles with notes of exotic fruits, citrus and lightly spiced cookie butter. The bar is a symphony dancing on my palate until it exquisitely melts, and even then, it’s memory lingers for a long time. If you love this bar, you may also like to try the Mangaro Milk Chocolate.
The beans for this bar come from the valley of the Sambirano River in Madagascar.
Terroir affects the flavors of fine chocolate, and the soil that nourishes the cocoa trees influences the flavor profile of the beans. The Mangaro Plantation was planted on a former centuries-old jungle of mango trees, and their luscious, bright and alluring flavor seeps into the roots, the pods and the beans of the cacao. See for yourself!
Chocolat Michel Cluizel is a French family-owned business that has been handcrafting chocolate from bean to bar since 1948! The company was started by Michel’s parents, Marc and Marcelle, who originally made pastries in the town of Damville in Normandy.
Eventually they were drawn to work with chocolate and Michel joined the company as an apprentice. The business grew and the family opened up their first shop in Paris on Rue St Honoré. There are now three shops in Paris and a chocolate factory and museum in West Berlin, NJ. Tours are back so pay a visit if you head out that way. Local customers, this is not terribly far!
Chocolat Michel Cluizel is committed to quality. They meticulously source their ingredients and have formed strong partnerships with 7 plantations in the following countries: Guatemala, Brazil, Santo Domingo, São Tomé, Madagascar, and Colombia. Cluizel produces exquisite single origin bars from the plantations’ fine flavor cacao beans that highlight the distinct terroirs from which they hail, just like wine grapes. The Cluizel commitment to high quality also means they never use GMO ingredients in any of their chocolate delicacies. Barometer Chocolate proudly offers you several of the Grand Cru Cluizel Bars.
- Ingredients: Cocoa 71% Minimum (pesticide-free), Sugar, Cocoa Butter
- Net Weight: 70 g. / 2.46 oz.
- Country of Origin: France