Oh dear, this bar is addictive! It’s the kind of chocolate that you keep saying to yourself, “just one more little piece,” and before you know it, half the bar is gone! It has all the rich beauty of the Mangaro Dark Chocolate Bar with a heavenly caramel note rounding out the flavors of mango, citrus and spiced cookie butter. There’s also a little hint of honey that makes the bar a true masterpiece. This bar elevates milk chocolate to a whole new level, and at 50% it’s straddling the line between a milk and a dark milk.
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 The company was started by Michel’s parents, Marc and Marcelle, who originally made pastries in the town of Damville in Normandy.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: Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa 50% Minimum (pesticide-free), Cocoa Butter, Sugar, Bourbon Vanilla Pod
- Net Weight: 70 g. / 2.46 oz.
- Country of Origin: France