Tasting Notes: Bright citrus up front, with an undercurrent of persimmon and a subtle finish of tree nuts.
Located near the southernmost foothills of India’s Western Ghats, the Anamalai farm is one of the few in India producing fine flavor cacao. Cacao is not actually even native to India. It was planted shortly after WWII by the British confectionary giant Cadbury, and to this day most of India's cacao still goes back to Cadbury. Which isn't much, because India produces less than 0.3% of the world supply of cacao, and most of that is mediocre at best.
A small but growing number of Indian farmers however, like Harish Manoj and Karthi Palaniswamy of Anamalai, have begun working to produce superior cacao. It's risky to put in all of the necessary extra effort when they could just sell mediocre beans to Cadbury (or the like), but their commitment has paid off with a beautiful product.
This single estate cacao begins with a bright tang of citrus, which is then quickly followed by a creamy undercurrent of persimmon. The chocolate finishes with a mildly astringent hit of tree nuts.
It has taken Harish and Karthi years to bring this cacao to the market. It is one of the only fine flavor cacaos from India available, and we are thrilled to be able to present it to you!
Each pack contains 3 bars. Approx. weight 24 grams each bar. Ingredients (cacao, cane sugar, cocoa butter)