the Grenada Chocolate Co.
Nib-a-licious, Grenada, 60%
There is something so endearing and inviting about the illustrated wrapper of a Grenada Chocolate Company bar. It’s speaks of approachable chocolate. When I unwrapped this bar I was pleased to see the irregular texture and abundance of nibs embedded in the chocolate. It’s a substantial and rustic bar. You will see that I described the texture as rough. This is due to the nibs and not a reflection on the tempering. You will also see that I describe the melt as creamy; this is a description of a piece of the chocolate absent of nibs. The aroma of this bar is intensely floral and fruity. The mild, 60% chocolate takes a back seat to the nibs. It’s not challenging, boundary pushing chocolate. It’s pleasing chocolate that serves as a vehicle for the textural delights of roasted cocoa nibs. This is not a bar for melting on your tongue.It deserves to be chewed and crunched and shared with a friend.
I bought this bar on the birthday of Mott Green, the late founder of Grenada Chocolate Company. It was a small gesture of respect for a chocolate industry visionary who left the world too soon. A documentary called Nothing Like Chocolate was released shortly before his accidental death. If you’re interested in learning about the complex nature of chocolate as a social venture, it’s worth a watch. As a tree-to-bar company, Grenada Chocolate has invested heavily in the community in which it operates. It’s a model that I hope to see repeated by others in the future.
the Grenada Chocolate Co., Nib-a-licous, Grenada, 60%, CX#70456
Ingredients: cacao, sugar, cacao butter, cacao nibs, soy lethicin, vanilla
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Jasmine co-founded Chocolate Codex as a way to share her enthusiasm for chocolate. She has a certificate in Chocolate making from Ecole Chocolat and she runs a foodblog called The Blenderist.