dark, mysterious, smooth and complex. yet an absolute lesson in mindful enjoyment!
This bar has been a miracle worker for my PMS. A small piece melted slowly on the tongue really helps with my symptoms. I usually prefer Ecuadorian cacao, because I don't like the fruity notes of Peruvian, but Aradhana's bars and gifts are so beautifully balanced and use such special cacao that I'm won over!
This one is truly exquisite. I can taste the minerals in the soil that the cacao trees grew in, the wild rains that watered them, an element of clean woodsmoke, and intense pure dark cacao. As the flavours unfold on the palate, there is a subtle yet tongue-tingling taste of earthy spices, that gradually fades to a touch of cinnamon.
If you close your eyes, you can almost see an ancient fire flickering and casting shadows, almost breathe in the scent of curls of smoke and the warm night air, almost hear ancient words in song and the hypnotic beat of a skin drum. Mystical indeed.
Overall, this chocolate is about the same strength as a good espresso (without the coffee, obviously!), so a little goes a very long way. The real gold decoration is just gorgeous too, it would make a strikingly special gift on looks alone.
Enjoyed this chocolate with friends at a wedding. Was a great thing to share and everyone seemed calm and connected
If you want full power cacao without the sweetness then this is the ultimate way of the warrior. We’ve enjoyed it most gently melted into an uplifting mylky drink. Recommended.