Valrhona Caraïbe 66%
The chocolate taste trek continues with Another Grand Crus chocolate from Valrhona
Valrhona continues to take foodies on a chocolate taste trek with another sensational Grand Crus bar chocolate, the Caraïbe 66%. As with all the Grand Crus, this gourmet creation from Valrhona is the product of cocoa beans sourced by Valrhona bean expert Pierre Costet, who travels the globe in search of the very best cocoa plantations to produce the very finest chocolate.
The unique “terroir” of each Grand Crus gives rise to particular qualities and attributes resulting in truly singular taste experience. Each bite reveals a spectrum of flavors and aromatic notes that dance together on the tongue with the harmony of a Caribbean tune.
Caraïbe is a Grand Cru ideal for those who desire a full balanced chocolate with a delicate aroma of light coffee that leaves a deliciously subtle aftertaste with hints of roasted dried fruit.
In the Caribbean, for generations the Trinitarios cacao trees have been grown under the tropical heat in a loamy clay soil. The rich scents of these fine cocoas produce a chocolate with an exceptional bouquet. Its fruity sweetness, with only a hint of sugar, brings out the delicate flavors of almond and roasted coffee.
Caraïbe 66% is a harmonious marriage of the warm nutty notes of Caraïbe with balanced taste and velvety texture.
The Grand Cru Caraïbe is pure chocolate pleasure. The delicate harmonious flavors blend to reveal an ever-so-slightly sweet perfect dark chocolate taste.
The subtle bitter chocolate prelude on the palate quickly fades away to reveal intense chocolaty hints blending with roasted flavors. A fine bitter touch softly weaves its way into the\ harmony of woody flavors that leave these unique sensations imprinted on the taste memory.
Flavor Profile: Aromatic and long finish reveals almond and delicate roasted flavors.
Here’s a chocolate that pairs with both warm and cooler climate Cabernet Sauvignon blends (California and Bordeaux).
Caraïbe is all about roasted nuttiness, not fruit. A light earthy Bordeaux brings out the earthiness in the chocolate and makes for a great match. A mountain grown (Howell, St. Helena) Californian Cabernet Sauvignon would also make for a fine pairing with its more structure driven style of cassis and baking spices.
Caraïbe 66% Products
An original chocolate bar:
• A square bar (4.3 x 4.3 in.) conveys a premium status
• A thinner bar to enhance aromas during tasting
• Asymmetrical “breaking lines” to be innovating
• Subtle and elegant design
The Ingredients Chocolate Bar range is made exclusively from Valrhona’s Grands Crus chocolates, whose flavor profile has been selected to harmonize perfectly with the aromatic notes of their added ingredients.