This Organic Lapsang Souchong Dark Chocolate features our 60% cacao dark chocolate infused with the intensely aromatic deliciousness of our lapsang souchong tea. This bar represents a truly unique flavor experience, using the bitter sweetness of our luscious dark chocolate to act as a sort of vehicle to carry to intense smoky flavor of our traditionally crafted lapsang souchong tea blend. While the subtle sweet notes of our pure can sugar, and buttery textured mouth feel of the bar may contribute to the divine cocoa experience, it’s the powerful herbal smokiness that truly sets it apart. This aromatic quality is due to the sourcing of only the finest lapsang souchong tea -similar to a black tea- only it has been prepared according to the time honored tradition of slowly smoke-drying over pinewood fires. This blend is finished with a dash of our sea salt to help meld the flavors and balance out a truly unforgettable chocolate experience.
Handcrafted by our master chocolatier using only the finest organic cocoa beans, our chocolates strive to exceed the highest expectations in both quality and taste. We believe that the genuine flavor of the cocoa is what’s important, so we keep our ingredients simple: a rich blend of unsweetened chocolate and cocoa fat, a touch of sweetness from pure organic cane sugar, and—in the case of our milk chocolates—whole milk to create a silky mouth feel. These simple ingredients are then delicately infused with our own spices and herbs to create a uniquely irresistible taste. The resulting melt-in-your-mouth creations boast the perfect gourmet texture, a rich taste of cocoa, and a variety of complex flavor profiles that promise to satisfy both dedicated connoisseurs and periodic indulgers.
Chocolate, as we know it, is derived from the fatty seeds of the cocoa tree, native to Central and South America. Traditionally made into a bitter drink and celebrated by the Aztecs for its rich taste and medicinal properties, these seeds have played a role in Latin American cultures for thousands of years—with its name literally translating to “food of the gods”. Around 1500AD, European explorers began transporting cocoa beans back to Europe, where they soon took hold amongst the upper class. Over the years, the supplies and popularity of this divine fruit continued to increase, allowing it to spread its powerfully-delicious reach to almost every corner of the world.
The many health benefits that have now become associated with cocoa are due to its abundant load of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants—with studies linking moderate cocoa consumption to a variety of benefits, ranging from increasing cardiovascular health to helping control blood pressure.
This bar boasts a unique array of flavors, each of which trump and fleet each other as the bar melts in your mouth, creating a chocolate experience that is quite unique –as such it does not necessarily pair with the traditional chocolate accompaniments. Instead try taking it in a unique direction by accentuating the bars dominating flavor –smoky sweet. To capitalizing on this you’re looking for savory and salty. Try roasted almonds, a dollop of peanut butter, pretzel chips, or of course the ultimate -going bite for bite with thick cut bacon. Better yet, round up all of those delicious ingredients on one plate and create a sort of chocolate themed charcuterie board that is sure to be the envy of all your chocolate crazed friends!
Ingredients: Organic unsweetened chocolate, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa fat, organic lapsang souchong black tea, natural salt, organic vanilla extract.
May contain traces of peanuts and/or other nuts. Organic, Gluten Free
PLEASE NOTE: This product has limited shipping availability.
Our chocolates are currently unavailable for online purchase due to shipping complications. We are currently working to find a solution to prevent them from melting during transit and until this is resolved will remain 'Sold Out' or when the weather cools down - whichever comes first.
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