Pump Street's Bachelor's Hall Estate Dark Chocolate Bar has a beautiful aroma of intense cocoa with overtones of fresh apricot. The rich mouthfeel offers a luxurious melt that releases deep chocolatey notes, honey with a dollop of cream, and sweet, juicy berries. Serendipitously for a Jamaican bar, it offers a distinctive and delicious honeyed rum and stone fruit finish. This is a wonderful bar with a gorgeous and dynamic flavor evolution.
- International Chocolate Award European Competition Silver Medalist 2017
Pump Street's Jamaica Dark Chocolate Bar comes from a 300-acre farm called Bachelor's Hall Estate in Saint Thomas, Jamaica, which is owned and operated by Desmond Jadusingh. The land in Saint Thomas is fertile with natural springs and four small rivers running through the area, below the Blue Mountains of St. Thomas Parish on the southeastern end of Jamaica. Once upon a time, Bachelor's Hall Estate grew coconuts, bananas and sugar cane, but since Desmond bought the land in 2002, he has focused mainly on growing and harvesting Trinitario cacao beans. This fine flavor cacao is extremely delicate and nuanced, costing four times as much as commodity cacao.
At the heart of Pump Street is a father-daughter duo, award-winning bakers and chocolate makers, Chris and Joanna Brennan, who operate their bakery café in the village of Orford on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast in the UK.
They opened Pump Street Bakery in 2010 in a 15th century building...
... and because of Chris' passion for baking and chocolate-making, and Joanna's enthusiasm for all things gourmande, they grew the business in response to the great demand for superior quality fresh bread and pastries. They are now quite famous for their award-winning sourdough breads, cakes, buns and chocolate.
Chris began to bake bread in his semi-retirement. He spent hours perfecting his baguettes and classic, crusty, delectable sourdoughs. Many creative juices began to flow from that mouthwatering sourdough! Chris and Joanna proudly presented an array of luscious daily pastries in 2015 and began experimenting by combining sourdough with sea salt and chocolate. They started to grow ever more curious about the craft chocolate movement in the United States and realized that it involved the same aesthetics and value system that inspired the vision for their bakery. The idea of carefully sourcing cacao beans, reliance on proper fermentation (just like with sourdough), and attention to detail in the crafting process, struck a chord with this dad and daughter team. Eventually they acquired an additional historic building at Bentwaters Parks in Rendlesham where they housed a dedicated chocolate department with the capacity to make numerous small batches of fine chocolate concurrently. Pump Street imports their cacao beans directly from single estates and cooperatives all over the world.
- Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter
- Net Weight: 20 g. / .7 oz.
- Country of Origin: United Kingdom