This Añejo 71% Dark Chocolate Bar possesses a layered depth of flavor, and of course the same exquisite mouthfeel as all the members of the Kahkow lineup. The cacao beans for this rich bar spend many months in barrels that were formerly used in the production of rum. The barrels impart a luscious essence of oak and smooth, aged rum into the beans. The resulting flavor notes in this bar are buttery flan, dates and oak that emanate from a deeply chocolate base. This is a sophisticated dessert in and of itself…so satisfying that you won’t want anything more! The rum note doesn’t taste like alcohol. It just adds a subtle, scrumptious complexity that will have you reaching for another square…and then another!
KahKow is both the brand name of a superior quality line of chocolate made from Dominican Republic Rizek Plantation beans, as well as the name of the flagship store opened in 2019 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn by the Rizek Family. This little boutique and workshop turns out truly fabulous bean-to-bar chocolate from fine flavor and heirloom cacao bean varietals. You can even see the beautiful, giant melangeur (chocolate mixer) situated right in front of the shop's window!
Nadia Rizek, fifth generation member of the Rizek family, decided to honor the century-long cacao legacy she inherited by spreading the Rizek passion, creativity and high quality beans to the the U.S., right in nearby Brooklyn.
KahKow 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.
I had the exciting opportunity to assist my renowned teacher, co-founder and Americas Director of the International Chocolate Awards, Dr. Maricel Presilla, at a Level One Chocolate Tasting Certificate Class that KahKow graciously hosted in September 2019. It was such a treat to meet and learn from Nadia and Kahkow’s chocolate maker in this beautiful jewel box of a shop. They are inspired and inspiring figures in the world of fine chocolate, and I am honored to know them and stock several of their exquisite bars.
- Ingredients: Sincle Origin Organic Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Sunflower Lecithin
- Net Weight: 50 g. / 1.76 oz.
- Country of Origin: USA