The beans for this bar come from Freddy Salazar’s estate near Ecuador’s northern coast. Eric visited the farm in 2016, and admires the commitment to quality he saw from harvest to drying. In this bar, we taste fudge brownies with cherry undertones and a hint of toasted nuts.
All of our single-origin bars are made with just cocoa beans and sugar, no added cocoa butter, lecithin, or vanilla.
BEST OF FIRST NIBS: GREEN TEA CRUNCH (66% CACAO)
We have a deep love for tea with dark chocolate, and Genmaicha, a green tea with toasted brown rice, is a favorite. Also known as “popcorn tea,” its comforting aroma and nutty flavor inspired this soul-soothing blend of tea, single origin cacao from Eastern Congo and puffed quinoa. The airy, crunchy texture of this bar summons the irresistible, nostalgic comforts of classic confections.
This is a limited batch bar from our Best of First Nibs collection, which showcases the very best of our First Nibs monthly chocolate subscription as chosen by members.
All of our chocolate is certified organic, kosher and non-GMO, as well as gluten and soy free.
ESCO Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic genmaicha tea (organic green tea, organic toasted brown rice), organic cocoa butter
Serving size: 1oz. Calories: 144. Fat: 9g (14%). Cholesterol: 0mg (0%). Carbs: 13g (4%). Fiber: 4g (16%). Sugar: 9g
La Paz, Bolivia - a region known as Alto Beni
This cacao grows in the lowlands of La Paz, Bolivia - a region known as Alto Beni. Nelson and Jorge Valverde, brothers from Bolivia, started the Alto Beni Cacao Company in 2010 to help develop the cacao industry in the region and as a result improve the economic opportunities. The company pays premium prices to farmers and collects, centrally ferments, and dries beans to ensure high quality, consistent cacao. All the beans come from small-scale farmers in rural areas who depend on cacao as a main source of income.