Santo Domingo Ecuador 75% Dark Chocolate BarMADE BY TWENTY-FOUR BLACKBIRDS IN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
This lightly sweet, brightly floral bar finishes with a rich tannic bite that reminds us of roasted walnuts. Just two simple ingredients make the magic here: organic cocoa beans from the Cedeño family farm in Santo Domingo, and organic cane sugar. That's right, two.
Twenty-Four Blackbirds works with just a few origins at a time, developing a recipe for each new bar, figuring out the right roast, conch and aging process.
Rounding out an already stellar treat is the stunning bar design. Each one is molded with a single feather, then wrapped in recycled craft paper (be still our hearts!), designed and printed in Twenty-Four Blackbirds' small Santa Barbara workshop. We carefully unwrapped ours and pinned it straight to the office inspiration board.
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You'll want to enjoy this special little bar on its own, sans distraction. Let's collectively agree to put down our phones, turn off our screens, for two minutes of desk-side Ultimate Chocolate Appreciation.