These beans come from Bertil Akesson’s Bejofo Estate. Bertil dries these beans with an especially quick method—on concrete beds under the hot Madagascar sun—that retains the beans’ acidity and results in a strong, fruity punch. The exact fruit flavor of the beans we buy from Bertil can vary from season to season, harvest to harvest, or even roast to roast.
In this new 2017 batch of Madagascar chips, we taste notes of passionfruit yogurt and shortbread cookie.
Weighing in at a substantial 3.5 grams each, these single-origin chocolate chips are fashioned for bakers and home chocolatiers of all levels. They were modeled after the hand-piped chips our kitchen team used to make for the enormous cookies we serve in our cafés. Our large chips are fully tempered with a snappy, smooth, shiny finish—perfect for baking and making confections, from brownies and cookies to chocolate-dipped strawberries and homemade truffles.
Each bag has enough chips to make two batches of our Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, with a handful left over for nibbling. Find this recipe and others in our book, Making Chocolate: from Bean to Bar to S’more.
Net weight: 17.6 ounces (500 grams)
We want to thank our dear friend and talented industrial designer, Remy Labesque, for designing the molds for these unique chips for us.
If you are an aspiring chocolatier or a chocolate geek who wants to learn more about the chemistry of chocolate, these team blog posts dive deeper into tempering:
- Caitlin’s lessons examine the six forms of chocolate and some unexpectedly beautiful swirled, bloomed chocolate.
- Elman compares tempering chocolate by machine and by hand.
- Lisa’s tips will have you hand-tempering chocolate bonbons and chocolate-dipped strawberries like a pro.
Learn more about our cocoa beans and sugar — the region, the farms, and the producers.
ALL OF OUR SINGLE-ORIGIN CHOCOLATE IS MADE WITH JUST COCOA BEANS AND SUGAR; NO ADDED COCOA BUTTER, LECITHIN, OR VANILLA. OUR CHOCOLATE IS FREE OF SOY, DAIRY, EGGS, AND GLUTEN, AND IT IS MADE IN A FACTORY THAT DOES NOT PROCESS NUTS.