MEXICO KING CRIOLLO DARK CHOCOLATE BUTTONS 66% 200G
Considered to be the 'prince of cocoas', this rare variety accounts for only 5% of the world's production. Criollos are particularly difficult to grow, as they are extremely vulnerable to a variety of environmental threats. The beans have a white to pale pink colour and their taste is described as delicate yet complex, fruity notes give way to secondary notes of long duration, such as spice, caramel and liquorice. The characteristic intensity of Mexico's cocoa originates in a mild fermentation of the beans. Under a hint of popcorn, it conceals a liquorice note.
Pairs well with Muscatel Darjeeling, Honey Gabalong Oolong, Earl Grey Cream.
Matched with Mexico Aztec Liquidambar, roasted daily in our shop.
A delicious hot chocolate can be prepared by adding 25g of chocolate to 150ml of your milk of choice (or to your own taste) and microwaving for a couple of minutes, stopping to stir after 1 minute. If you want to create a frothy version simply shake in a securely lidded shaker or used a milk steamer if you have one.
As the drink is made with pure chocolate there should be no need to sweeten, whether you like milk or dark chocolate.