New! Chuao, Venezuela Dark Chocolate Bonbons
Nestled in the valley of the cloud forest lies the isolated village of Chuao in Venezuela. Only reachable by boat or on foot through the jungle, the village takes you away from the modern world to a setting of overwhelming nature and a 400-year tradition of cacao production, carried out by its native African American residents. Chuao's last-surviving aristocratic Spanish heir, Dona Catalina, gifted the plantation and her slaves to the Franciscan friars, who erected Chuao's iconic church, cacao drying patio, processing area, and a place for social and cultural gathering. In the 1960s, historical justice arose from the valley when the workers were given the farm. Today only descendants of the original slaves, mostly women, work the cacao plantation. The women sing while they work, "long live the Chuao cacao, founded by Dona Catalina, it's rich and tasty and harvested by all of us."
I created this exquisite collection of dark chocolate ganache bonbons made entirely of our Chuao, Venezuela 70% dark chocolate. They are packaged in a luxury gold box with the story of Chuao on the package and make the perfect holiday gift.
Every time I tasted Chuao chocolate from other makers, I was amazed by its flavor complexity and hoped that some day I would be able to make my own chocolate from Chuao. Last year, I was invited by Chuao to use their cacao. I feel incredibly honored to represent their tradition with my craft. I hope to tell their remarkable story to you through the packaging, artwork, and by tasting its incredible flavor. - Denise
8 pieces of dark chocolate Chuao ganache. Best enjoyed before 1/1/2022
Ingredients: cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, cream, glucose
Allergen: Contains Milk. Made in a facility that uses milk and wheat. Made in a nut-free facility.