Hogarth Chocolate Peru Gran Blanco 66% 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 flavors within the cacao to create a chocolate with a true cacao flavor, a flavor lost in industrialized processing.
WINNER OF GOLD AWARD AT 2017 INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE AWARDS (ASIA PACIFIC REGION), NEW YORK
WINNER OF SILVER AWARD AT 2017 ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE, LONDON
WINNER OF SILVER AWARD AT 2017 INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE AWARDS WORLD FINAL, LONDON
Hogarth's 66% Gran Blanco is made with Criollo cacao from the Norandino Cooperative of Piura, Peru.
Criollo cacao is the rarest of the three main varieties (Forestero, Trinitario & Criollo). Due to its susceptibility to disease it is not widely cultivated. The beans are light in colour and highly sought after for their delicate fruit and nut flavours.
Norandino Cooperative is an association of small producers that contributes to improving the quality of life of its members, contributes to local socio-economic development, and participates in specialty markets with high quality, and value-added products, preserving the environment, promoting the benefits of group behaviour and gender equity. Norandino works with 7000 cocoa, coffee and sugar cane producers from the Piuran mountains in the northeast of Peru.
Made from Organic and Fair Trade cacao, this chocolate exhibits fruit (apricot & raisin) notes and honey/caramel sweetness. A perfect pairing for sweet dessert wine.