Castronovo Salitral, Peru 70% Dark Chocolate
In 2019, Denise Castronovo was invited to Peru to represent U.S. chocolate makers at the Cacao and Chocolate Salon in Lima. She learned about an interesting mix of native criollo cacao from the northern coastal desert region of Piura. Typically cacao is native to the rainforest, but this cacao has adapted to the dry, arid environment at the lowest point of the Andes where the Amazon meets the desert coast. Knowing that a drier climate imparts nice flavors in cacao and fewer tannins, Denise wanted to make a chocolate out of this variety for you to taste. This chocolate boasts bright citrus and tropical fruit flavors up front that transition to delicate nutty and spice flavors at its finish, intriguing you to try another piece.
Organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter.
Made in a facility that uses milk and wheat. Contains no nuts. Made in a nut-free facility. (nut-free and soy-free).
62g / 2.2 oz