Tasting Notes: crème brûlée, fudge, and wild-berry jam on toast
This limited-edition bar was crafted from the first of only three annual cocoa harvests grown, fermented, and dried entirely at Reserva Zorzal estate and bird sanctuary. With every bag of Zorzal beans, we buy Plan Vivo carbon credits, which pay local farmers to reserve portions of their land to grow native trees.
In 2016, Zorzal Cacao co-founder Charles Kerchner and team benefitted from mild weather. They built fermentation boxes and drying tunnels of local wood in order to produce flavorful beans among rainforest humidity.
To showcase the unique tasting notes naturally present in three sequential annual harvests of Zorzal beans, Ron treated each batch of beans identically in the factory, thereby highlighting flavor differences created solely by varying conditions on the farm. In this 2016 harvest bar, he especially appreciates the jammy fruit notes.
- Ingredients & Allergens
- 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.
- 2 oz (56 g)
- Learn More
- Learn more about our cocoa beans and sugar — the region, the farms, and the producers.