Chocolate with a Conscience
Yesterday morning I received my second order from Madre Chocolate on Hawai, Honolulu. Not just chocolate but chocolate made with cacao purchased directly from an organic farm cooperatives in Central America and Hawaii and crafted from bean to bar in small batches. There processing preserves a high level of healthy antioxidants and provides a rich delightful flavor.
At Madre Chocolate they use a selection of traditional fruits and spices of the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, and Barra tribes of Central America that invented chocolate, to both celebrate their cultural heritage and bring you delicious original flavors that few have had the privilege of tasting…until now.
Not only I received this time there wonderfull bars but also four different couvertures: the Hamakua 70%couverture from Tom Menezes Hawaiian Crown cacao which is very fruity is quitte special, passion fruit 70% and the milk version with Hawaiian coconutmilk & caramelized ginger. Final the strong dark 70% Dominican Single Origin Roasted Fair Trade of CONACADO coop., must be heavenly paired with “wild” voatsiperifery pepper of Akesson’s.
“We’re passionate about every aspect of chocolate: the rich cultural history in the Americas and Europe, the link to fair trade and food sustainability issues, the science of the cacao plant and its cultivation, the engineering, ingenuity and craft involved in manufacturing it, connoisseurship and chocolate tasting,” Nat Bletter of Madre says.
What people are saying about Madre chocolate
“Madre revives that great tradition by enlivening the cacáo orchards & the growers there through assiduous bean selection & preparation of bars or beverages using heirloom recipes… astutely drawing on Mesoamerica’s past to vault chocolate into the future. To top it all off, their craft flavor seals the deal & convinces everyone that re-imagining cacáo is for real.” – Mark Christian, The C-spot,
“I really enjoyed your chocolate. It was definitely the most unique of all we tried. The bits of pulp were quite a surprise. I really enjoyed it! “ – Ben Rasumussen, PotomacChocolate.com