Dulce de leche is a divine treat, and if you love it, please try this luscious bar, which is comprised of 40% cocoa butter, 30% milk powder and 30% organic cane sugar. What gives this bar so much lip-smacking depth of flavor? Luisa Abram caramelized the milk before adding it to the mixture, and the result is a sumptuous, voluptuous, toasty-colored bar.
Within the packaging is a lovely surprise: there are two individually wrapped bars of perfection for your dulce de leche pleasure! These exquisite bars are highly addictive, and because they come as a set, I suggest you keep them together, stashed away in an undisclosed location. For an elegant and easy dessert course, pair this bar with fresh cherries and pistachios or hazelnuts.
The eponymous hero of her chocolate company, 26 year-old Luisa Abram is one of Brazil’s youngest and brightest women craft chocolate makers (and there are some super skilled ladies making bean-to-bar chocolate in Brazil).
Luisa is a Jane of all trades. She expected to study medicine, and even took coursework in dentistry, but eventually realized that the culinary arts were more aligned with her soul’s purpose. Luisa decided to enroll in culinary school and concentrate on patisserie. This is a path that more than one craft chocolate maker has traveled!
As Luisa delved deeper into the wide, diverse world of Brazilian ingredients, she uncovered her true passion and felt called to embark on a hero’s journey within the rainforests of the Amazon to source high quality wild cacao varietals from local farmers.
Luisa returned from her 2014 trip with a suitcase full of fine flavor wild cocoa beans, yet she lacked the equipment necessary to turn out beautiful craft chocolate. With her father’s help, she began to set up the world’s tiniest chocolate factory, and thus, Luisa Abram, the chocolate company, was born.
Luisa’s parents supported her desire to become a barsmith, and now the chocolate company is a family affair in São Paulo. Luisa, her father (Andre), her mother (Mirian), and her older sister (Andrea), all play important roles in the business. Luisa is the artisan who tempers and packages the bars. Andre has a PhD in math but his professional life now revolves around cleaning, roasting and grinding cacao, as well as maintaining the factory’s machines. Mirian handles logistics and finances, and Andrea, a lawyer, manages legal issues.
This is cottage industry chocolate at its finest. Experience Luisa Abram Chocolate and see for yourself!
Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Powdered Milk, Organic Cane Sugar
- Net Weight: 80 g. / 2.8 oz.
- Country of Origin: Brazil