Are you looking to upgrade the pantry with the best chocolate in the world? Then forget about the chocolate from the grocery or convenience store that you are used to buying. We made a list of the best chocolate in the world you can buy to satisfy your sweet tooth. The chocolates featured on this list are not just ordinary chocolates. They will have your palate experiencing euphoria.
Raaka Bananas Foster 66%
Raaka crafts this bar with perfectly ripe bananas, fruity Peruvian cacao, house caramelized sugar, and vanilla bean. Our tribute to the iconic New Orleans dessert.
Tasting notes: Ripe Banana & Fruity
Amano Mango Chili 65%
Chili and chocolate are almost the perfect combinations. The two have been paired together since the time of the Aztecs when they were used to creating a wonderful and refreshing drink. The mango's fruity creaminess provides the perfect counterpoint to the chili's warmth. The two together have become a favorite snack worldwide. With this Mango Chili bar, you will encounter not just the famous flavors of mango and chili peppers. You'll also taste the award-winning Guayas dark chocolate made with the finest beans out of Ecuador.
Tasting notes: Spice & Fruity
Original Beans Arhuaco Businchari 82%
Heights of sweet spice, licorice, and sesame rise gently in this ultra-rare chocolate made according to ancient Arhuaco tribal traditions that are designed to maintain the world's natural harmony.
Tasting notes: Sweet Spice, Licorice, and Sesame
Ranger Maple 66%
Maple sugar is made by evaporating the water from maple sap, leaving behind pure maple sugar crystals. Maple sugar tends to have a sweeter taste. Paired with a bold fruit forward Trinitario cacao, the resulting chocolate bar has a unique flavor profile that we think you're going to love.
Tasting notes: Strawberry & Maple
OmNom Dark Milk of Tanzania 65%
This is very dark for a bar of milk chocolate, thick, creamy, with a fudge-like texture and flavor and delicious notes of brown sugar and pears.
Tasting notes: Brown Sugar & Pears
Dick Taylor Brazil, Fazenda Camboa 75%
Dick Taylor sources the cacao for this bar from the Carvalho family's brand Cacao Bahia, in eastern Brazil. The cacao has been grown and exported by the family since 1942, expanding little by little to become the largest organic producer of cacao in the region. Fazenda Camboa's cacao is deliciously earthy and nutty on its own, but when combined with a touch of sugar, the flavors expand to include honeysuckle, walnut, and even fresh grapes.
Tasting notes: Honey, Nutty & Fruity
Akesson's Brazil Forastero 75%
Grown on a historical Brazilian plantation, Forastero cacao's astonishing warm aroma is balanced with tart notes of the native pitanga fruit in 75% dark chocolate. The Pitanga fruit, also known as the 'Brazilian cherry', looks like a small pumpkin and has a sharp and sweet taste. Parasinho's Forestero cacao is the only variety grown on this Fazenda Sempre Firme plantation. Grown amid a forest with the highest biodiversity on earth, this exceptional cacao is distinctly Brazilian.
Tasting notes: Earthy, Tobacco, Brazilian Pitanga Fruit, Tart, Autumn Spices
Marou Lam Dong 74%
This bar is made from beans grown in the Lam Dong province in the Mekong delta. It’s won numerous awards.
Tasting notes: Balsamic, Bread & Cherry
Manoa Mai'a Banana Nibs 70%
This inclusion bar is a new creation by Manoa. This bar features vibrant artwork by local artist Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha and delicate molding inspired by Polynesian tattoo patterns. Together with historical tidbits about each inclusion ingredient, the complete package of flavor, art, and culture create three bars that do more than taste good: this is chocolate with a sense of place. A fruit brought by Polynesian settlers on their long voyage to Hawaii, banana is known as one of the canoe plants - crops essential for island living. Mai'a (banana), was used as sustenance, offerings to ali'i (ruling chiefs), and as medicine.
Tasting notes: Banana, Passion Fruit & Coconut
Amedei Pistacchi Chocolate Bar 29%
The red, white, and green of the Italian flag come together in a bold chocolate statement: white chocolate, fine green pistachios from Bronte, and red passion poured into designing an unexpected flavor that develops as the nuts mature in the chocolate, reaching a crescendo of pleasure.
Tasting notes: Nutty
To get started with craft chocolate, start with our Kekao Box. We search the world for the finest chocolate bars and bring them right to your doorstep monthly. From rich dark Peruvian chocolate bars to new start-up chocolate bars on the come-up, you never know what you'll get inside the box! Each month we will curate 4 to 5 premium specialty crafted chocolate bars.
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