This chocolate from Akesson‘s is made by 100% Forastero Cocoa & Cocoa Nibs from the Fazenda Sempre Firme in Brazil.
In April 2009 Bertil Akesson and his Brazilian partner Dr. Angelo Calmon acquired the historic farm Fazenda Sempre, which stands in the middle of the Brazilian rainforest in the Mata Atlantica region, the wild forest with the highest biodiversity on earth. There the traditional cocoa variety “parasinho” of the Forastero cocoa is grown, which made Bahia famous at the beginning of the 20th century.
When you open the packaging, you will discover a very nice dark mahogany red colored chocolate.
This chocolate is smooth, woody and earthy. It has expressive notes that evoke autumn scents and tobacco, with notes of Pitanga fruit. It also includes cocoa nibs that provide a nice crunchiness and enhance the earthy character of this chocolate bar.
This chocolate bar can be very rewarding if you enjoy very bold and dark bitter tastes.
If you’d like to learn how to taste chocolate and uncover all its flavors, explore the Chocolate and Cacao Flavor Profile Map from the international institute of chocolate and cacao tasting.
High quality dark chocolate with percentage of cacao of 70% or more can certainly be part of healthy eating habits.