The Soconusco cacao growing region has a chocolate history that is as rich as its flavor is today. This area was one of the main cacao producing regions for the Aztec empire and it’s quality was considered to be the most valuable by the colonial Spanish empire. This chocolate is made with cacao from the Rayen Cooperative, which is a new organization of cacao growers that are focused on quality and continuing the reputation of the Soconusco region as a strong cacao source. This is a region that we have been interested in ever since we began making chocolate because of its unique history and fabled quality. Our first impression of flavor of this origin is extreme nuttiness (imagine the nuttiness of Madagascar chocolate but without all the fruit). There’s a bit of citrus in the flavor, but it definitely takes a backseat to the upfront nutty, woody and chocolate flavors. This coop is extremely small (our smallest origin to date, by a lot!) which means that supply of this origin will be limited.
Tasting Notes: Nutty & Woody with a hint of Citrus. Includes one Vegan & Gluten-Free 2.12oz Bar!
Ingredients: Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter. Allergy Info: May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts & wheat.
Shipping: Please note that Ritual typically ships Monday-Friday. Ritual sometimes needs to ship out an order on Monday if it is placed on Thursday or Friday due to weather conditions that may arise in the summer. Your order will likely include a cold pack and additional insulation. Please ensure that the delivery address will not result in the package sitting outdoors for any length of time. We highly suggest shipping where you can receive the package immediately and are not responsible for incorrect shipping addresses or addresses where delivery results in a package remaining in a hot, rainy, or otherwise unsuitable environment.