Obviously cacao originated in the Amazonian basin and worked its way out through South America into Central America and into Mexico overtime (how it got there is still open to debate). In Mexico it became somewhat domesticated and eventually a cultivated crop by the Mayans, so it seems fit that some of my favourite chocolate comes from Mexico. There’s no indication, however, of the exact location where the beans used to make this couverture came from, I can safely say that it wasn’t from the same location that Hershey uses in its Mexican factory.
That aside, the packaging and design were the same as the Lemon dark bar from Amelia which I also loved. However the aroma was strikingly more intense with this one, it had a very pointed acidic character but with a backdrop of a camp fire that’s been left overnight – certainly very interesting.
The flavour, however, was far less poignant. It’s a very mellow bar that offers a Bakewell Tart, sweet flavour which takes it’s time to get going but ultimately is very pleasurable. And this mild flavour works so well with a very long-lasting melt. That, too, takes a good while to get going, but is one of its strong points. If you’re like me and love to just let a block or two melt in your mouth to pick up the flavours then you’re on to a winner as this tablette is a bar that just keeps on giving. I’d say this bar is the Duracell Bunny of the chocolate world. As you chew there’ll more and more chocolate occupying your mouth and pushing a cute bubble-gum type flavour to the back of your mouth.
I’ve now eaten far too much of this. But it just proves what an utterly delicious bar this is.