A flavour filled, single origin chocolate bar bursting with summer fruits. Created from a mix of Trinitario, Forestero & Criollo cocoa beans from the world renowned Millot plantation in Madagascar. The most fruity bar by Willies chocolate.
The cocoa beans
This chocolate block is made from cocoa beans from the Sambirano Valley in North West Madagascar. Madagascar, famed for its remarkable biodiversity, with many of its plant and animal life unique to the island, is well known for its superior cacao. The beans produce a bar with a wonderful flavour bursting with juicy summer fruits.
There is only one cacao producing area in Madagascar - in the north of the country, north and south of the river Sambirano. Cacao arrived on the island as seedlings from Venezuela 100 years ago! Once Venezuelan criollo, they have now developed their own flavour.
I found acidity overwhelming in this bar. There is very little depth behind the fruity edge to support the taste. Once the first berries' tones have faded, you find yourself falling flat right on the bare and basic chocolate flavour that not only cannot cushion the fall but itself fades into nothing astonishingly quickly. This would suit very well someone who likes a clean berry shot, unburdened by complexity and richness.