Tasting Flight — New Favourite Bars
This tasting flight features four new favourites. We discovered these bars after attending a virtual food show. Sample bars were shipped to us and we followed along on Zoom as makers from Iceland, Vietnam, Mexico, England, and our own Montreal maker Qantu, presented on the unique flavour characteristics of their bean-to-bar chocolate — it was the best Zoom meeting ever, and some our favourite bars are featured here.
French Broad — Malted Milk Chocolate: Named after the French Broad River in Asheville, North Carolina, French Broad’s Malted Milk bar is distinct and delicious — and comes in a lovely box. This chocolate has a creamy, malty flavor, with aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon.
Marou — Coconut Milk & 55% Ben Tre: When we tried this bar, we knew immediately that we needed to order it. There are many coconut bars out there, but this one is THE perfect balance of coconut and chocolate. Marou said that this bar was meant to satisfy their many requests for milk chocolate in a way that is much more true to their Vietnamese locale.
Pump Street — Sourdough & Sea Salt: Pump Street are bakers (in Suffolk, England) who ventured into chocolate making. This bar combines their sourdough crumbs with 66% single estate Ecuadorian chocolate. They expertly mixed the sourdough in in two different ways in order to best bring out both its flavour and its texture.
Qantu — Oh La Vache! : Qantu is one of our all time favourite makers. Based in Montreal, the husband and wife team of Elfi and Maxime travel to Peru to source heirloom Peruvian cocoa beans. The newest additions to their line are dark milk chocolate bars.