Three cheers for a gorgeous (alternative) milk chocolate bar suitable for vegans and dairy-free folk. However, this a bar that everyone will love, even if you guzzle cow's milk by the gallons.
This is technically a 60% dark chocolate bar with the inclusion of Scottish oats, expertly ground and dispersed in a buttery, three-ingredient chocolate bar made from Hacienda Limon heirloom cacao from Ecuador.
On the nose, this chocolate mini bar has delicate hints of fudge and cinnamon, and you'll also detect those aromas as flavor notes that round into a comforting, nutty porridge with cream on your palate.
The cacao for this bar comes from pure heirloom beans known as "Arriba" from the Hacienda Limon Farm on the Guantupi River in Ecuador. A long conch creates a bar with low acidity.
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, Scottish Oat Powder
- Net Weight: 20 g. / .7 oz.
- Country of Origin: United Kingdom