Hogarth Chocolate Guatemala Lachua 64% Dark Chocolate
Hogarth Craft Chocolate is born out of a passion for chocolate, craftsmanship and art.
They source the highest quality cacao beans from around the world to create small batches of chocolate using traditional techniques. Their small factory is located in Nelson, New Zealand where they sort, roast, crush and classify, winnow, grind and conche, age, melt, temper, mold, and wrap all by hand.
Their process uses minimal ingredients and is focused on preserving the natural flavours within the cacao to create a chocolate with a true cacao flavor, a flavor lost in industrialized processing.
The eco-region Lachua, around lake Lachua is home to Q’eqchi’ Maya families, many of whom live off grid and rely on production of cacao, honey, cardamom, corn and other crops for their livelihoods, all harvested from 200 hectares around the lake.
Hogarth only bought three sacks from Uncommon Cacao back in 2016 and had them frozen immediately to preserve their flavour. Three years later they were finally able to pull them out and make some amazing chocolate. It is estimated they will get around 3000 bars out of these beans which means this will be a Limited Edition.
The chocolate is smooth & creamy with notes of licorice and blackberry.