Kekao Monthly Craft Chocolate Club - November 2020
Say hello to your November Kekao Box!
Let's take a closer look at what chocolates you can expect to receive this month with the Kekao Box.
WHAT'S INSIDE KEKAO'S CRAFT CHOCOLATE CLUB NOVEMBER BOX
AKESSON'S ORGANIC CHOCOLATE:
Akesson's Organic Chocolate is the first "Tree to Bar" chocolate maker. The Akesson family started with a single plantation in Madagascar. Today, Bertil Akesson has expanded the company's cacao network with plantations in Madagascar, Brazil, and Indonesia.
If you tried craft chocolate or world-famous chocolatier chocolate, it is likely that it came from one of Akesson's cacao plantations. Akesson's Organic Chocolate bars have won a multitude of awards and is regarded as one of the best craft chocolate bars on the market.
Akesson Madagascar Trinitario & "Wild" Voatsiperifery Pepper 75%
This chocolate bar is infused with rare wild Madagascan Voatsiperifery pepper. The pepper's intense floral aroma lends a fresh taste and gentle spicy heat to this chocolate. Voatsiperifery pepper from Madagascar is the rarest and finest pepper native to Madagascar, where these Trinitario beans are also grown.
Tasting notes: Peppery, Earthy & Intense Floral
Ritual Chocolate produces small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate using classic European methods and premium cacao from select sources. Founded in 2010 by Robbie Stout and Anna Davies, their mission is to produce exceptional quality chocolate while celebrating the complexity of the cacao bean.
At their small chocolate factory in Park City, Utah they are involved with the entire chocolate-making process to ensure their values for the highest achievable quality are present every step of the way.
They source some of the highest quality cacao in the world to make their chocolate. With no added flavours, their chocolate is an authentic expression of the flavour unique to each origin.
Ritual Mid Mountain Blend 70%
To create this delicious chocolate, Ritual took cacao from Maranon, Madagascar, Belize, and Balao and blended it for a balanced, yet rich, chocolate bar.
Tasting notes: Strawberry, Fudge & Graham Cracker
Amedei’s journey starts with foundress Cecilia Tessieri’s small artisanal laboratory and her commitment to excellence. A search that gradually developed through study, passion and the rediscovery of ancient processing techniques. The raw cocoa pods selected by Amedei from plantations are harvested and sent directly to Tuscany, to be turned into true art pieces by their chocolatiers, who masterfully dose and hand-process a small number of selected ingredients.
Amedei Mandorle Dark Chocolate with Almonds 63%
Amedei's signature Tuscan cocoa blend, in dark chocolate form, combines with crunchy Sicilian almonds to create this nutty Italian chocolate, perfect for the dark chocolate lover with a bit of a sweet tooth.
Tasting notes: Fudge & Nutty
OMNOM CHOCOLATE REYKJAVÍK:
Omnom is a small-batch, craft chocolate maker based in Reykjavík, Iceland. The company started as an experiment to see if the two friends could master how to make chocolate. From the start, they received positive tasting feedback. After receiving positive feedback, they set up a small chocolate-making lab inside a converted gas station and launched. Omnom's mission is to make the best chocolate possible using the highest quality of ingredients.
OmNom Black n' Burnt Barley 38%
Unusual in taste, this heavy cocoa butter based bar tastes of burnt toast, coffee, and malt. Omnom's Black n' Burnt Barley is not chocolate for everyone, you either love or hate it. A jet black bar, although technically white chocolate, this bar is blackened with activated charcoal and lava salt, topped with burnt barley.
Awards: Silver medal International Chocolate Awards 2018