The rich, nutty and savory notes of our heirloom Arriba Nacional are intensified in our 100% bar. Without sugar, this pure chocolate bar is notable for its deep chocolate flavor notes and mild acidity.
Naturally occurring flavor notes you might experience: honey, caramel, nuts, and red fruit.
This single-origin bar is made from one of the world’s finest heirloom cacao beans “Arriba Nacional,” sourced directly from a farm in Ecuador. The cacao beans are sorted, roasted, cracked, winnowed, refined, conched, aged, tempered and packaged here in our factory.
cacao beans, cocoa butter (pressed from the same beans)
Allergy Information: Manufactured on shared equipment with products containing milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts & tree nuts
NET WEIGHT: 50G (1.75OZ)
Our chocolate is best if consumed immediately as they do not include preservatives or artificial flavors. For optimal freshness and flavor, please enjoy your chocolate by the “enjoy by date” on the package.
Store your chocolate out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry place between 54-68°F. Wine cooler may be a good way to store them (some swear wine and chocolate are inseparable.) Some basements may provide this type of temperature.
Store your chocolates away from strong odors as it will absorb flavors, good or bad flavors.
To avoid chocolate bloom*, please do not place your chocolates in the refrigerator without reading this completely.
While we generally advise against refrigerating chocolates, there may be some instances like heat and humidity where refrigeration is the only way to maintain the integrity of your chocolate.
If you do need to store your chocolate in the refrigerator, we recommend protecting them by placing them inside two airtight plastic bags, removing all the air and fully sealed.
When enjoying refrigerated chocolate, we suggest keeping the box inside the two sealed plastic bags until the entire package comes to room temperature; this process will take about two hours. This will mitigate condensation on the chocolates and sugar bloom*.
Chocolate is best eaten at room temperature, allowing it to melt in your mouth to get the best enjoyment of all the different flavor notes. When eaten slowly it can be a better experience, much more satisfying and less consumption.
*Chocolate bloom - there are two types. Fat bloom is where white streaks of cocoa butter separation appear in the chocolate. The second type is sugar bloom, where the sugar molecules grab the water molecules. Bloomed chocolate is still edible but it could alter the taste and texture.
Finalist - Good Food Awards, San Francisco
Bronze - Academy of Chocolate, London
Silver - Academy of Chocolate, London