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Valrhona ALPACO 66% Tasting Bar

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Oaky & Floral Dark Chocolate
Single Origin Ecuador
66% Cocoa
70g - 2.46oz

Availability: In stock

$7.49

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A Grand Cru whose subtle floral aromas melt exquisitely into supremely intense chocolatey notes. The majority of the cocoa used for ALPACO 66% comes from the Ecuadorian Arriba bean. It combines strength and sophistication, and offers delicate floral aromas of jasmine and orange blossom, intimately and intricately intertwined with deep cocoa notes. The subtleness of floral aromas exquisitely melting into supremely intense chocolatey notes. Pure Ecuador.

70g - 2.46oz

This product is Kosher certified (Triangle K - Dairy)

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Valrhona ALPACO 66%

Ingredients:

  • Cocoa Beans From The Ecuador
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin)
  • Natural Vanilla Extract
This Product May Contain Traces Of Nuts, Milk And Egg Proteins, Gluten And Peanut.

Wine Pairings

Here is and example of when a strong velvety Cabernet Sauvignon and a chocolate taste completely different on their own, but change dramatically when tasted together. The nutty bitterness of ALPACO melds with the high acid and tannins of a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruits of cherry and cranberry emerge along with the flavor of peanuts and almonds when the two are together. A Malmsey Madeira is also right at home here; sharing nutty character, while bringing out the fruity tang of the Madeira.

Beer Pairings

Spicy exotic notes of cardamom and amber, along with a weighty, meaty texture make this chocolate rich, full and long-lasting on the palate. This pure expression of chocolate calls for an Old World style beer - a Belgium Strong Dark Ale has enough sweetness and bitterness to pair with the floral, yet oaky character of this rugged chocolate. To make a comparison, a Black Lager, with a strong roast chocolate flavor and complex taste while remaining light in weight and texture on the palate, allows the chocolate to follow-through and shine on the finish.

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