With a fragrance of honey, Fruition's Colombia Tumaco Dark Chocolate Bar 85% is smooth and bold with just two-ingredients. This single-origin bar charms with nostalgic notes of brownie, butterscotch and blackberry. The finish is clean, leaving a delightfully long and chocolatey aftertaste. Chocolate journalist Sharon Terenzi wrote in a recent review: "Can't find one defect even if I wanted to!"
Origin story courtesy of Uncommon Cacao (the world's first Transparent Trade cacao supply chain company from which Fruition sourced these beans):
On the southern pacific coast of Colombia lies Tumaco, a region hard hit by political conflict and plagued by a history of drug trafficking. In 2011 Cacao de Colombia, a producer and marketer of premium chocolate that sources its cacao from smallholder farmers in Colombia's post-conflict regions, first explored Tumaco. What they found was cacao drying everywhere, occupying any flat surface available, including the road. The sheer volume of cacao was overwhelming and Cacao de Colombia jumped right in to help the farmers by introducing centralized processing and drying while sharing their expertise in high-quality flavor development. As a result, the farmers in the Tumaco area now earn 70% more income from their fine cacao today than they did when selling dried beans to the commodity mass market supply chain. They also have a truly sustainable alternative to coca production and association with narcotics groups.
- Northwest Chocolate Awards Silver Medalist 2018
Fruition Chocolate Works specializes in small batch craft chocolate. At Fruition, they begin by selecting ethically sourced and flavorful cocoa beans. Using traditional and modern techniques, they handcraft their award-winning line of chocolates and confections with an eye to detail.
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Bryan Graham is the founder of Fruition Chocolate Works and Confectionery and has educated himself on the science, technique, and craft of handmade chocolate. In 2013, Bryan was named Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine. He is well revered in the craft chocolate industry, and continues to be recognized winning a multitude of awards including Good Food Awards, Academy of Chocolate Awards, and International Chocolate Awards.
Fruition 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: Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar
- Net Weight: 60 g. / 2.12 oz.
- Country of Origin: USA