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Dominican Republic Zorzal - 70% Dark Chocolate

Kyoho Grapes. Dates. Molasses.

Cocoa Origin Reserva Privada el Zorzal
Cocoa Variety Trinitario
Ingredients Cocoa beans & organic raw cane sugar
Weight 70g

About this chocolate bar:

Like single origin coffee beans, the single origin chocolate bar is made of cocoa beans from a single cocoa farm to exhibit its unique flavour characteristics. Lemuel Chocolate made the chocolate bar with only cocoa beans & organic cane sugar, with no nasty additives & chemicals. The cleanest & purest chocolate bar!

Zorzal Estate bean is from cacao trees planted, grown, and harvested on the 1,030-acre Reserva Privada el Zorzal.  The Reserve includes a 130-acre organic cacao demonstration farm broken into 10 parcels (aka Parcelas). Each Parcela has its own planting design of specific clones.

After ripe beans are harvested, wet beans are transported to the Zorzal fermentorium located in Los Arroyos, approximately 45 minutes from Reserva Zorzal down the watershed. Beans are placed into wooden boxes to begin the fermentation process. Fresh cacao beans are naturally bitter and astringent and do not develop the full range of flavour and aroma precursors unless properly fermented and dried first. The fermentation process reduces sugar and polyphenols through various biochemical and oxidative processes, which improves the quality of the bean by killing the embryo within the seed, imparts flavours and reduces the natural bitterness.

Flavours also develop during the drying process, which can be affected by the bean size. Longer drying periods increase the volatilization of acetic acid and induce a deeper chocolate base flavour.

On the other hand, faster drying periods tend to capture more acetic acid in the bean, which tends to have a more fruity flavour and less of a chocolate base. The drying process reduces the water content from around 50% to 7%. When cacao beans reach 7% moisture they are exported in 154-pound sacks to artisan chocolate makers throughout the world.

This Guatemala chocolate has fruity tasting notes, like Kyoho grapes, dates & molasses sweetness.

About Lemuel Chocolate:

Lemuel Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Singapore, established in August 2017. The passion of the founder Ronald led to experiencing the bean-to-bar process and learning to appreciate and create unique tasting chocolates with quality and transparency in mind.

We hope you can taste the love we have put into each and every chocolate bar. Enjoy!

Handcrafted in Singapore
* Dairy and Gluten-free
* Suitable for Vegans

All chocolate bars are tempered chocolate & individually wrapped with an additional protective layer, hence it does not melt easily and is safe to ship. We recommend leaving the chocolate bar aside overnight at room temperature once you receive it and the chocolate bar will be perfect to consume the next day.

Best Before 10th May 2023

Purchase any 3 Lemuel Chocolates & Get 15% off