Organic Dark Chocolate Bar with English Mint
Summerdown single estate English mint oil subtly blended with our organic, fair-trade 70% cacao dark chocolate from Nacional in Ecuador. Elegance personified.
The inclusion of pure Black Mitcham mint brings a palate cleansing, intense taste to the chocolate, unlike some bars which use cheap imported peppermint oil blends from China and India. We love to eat this bar after an evening meal!
Great Taste 1 Star Award
“A fine snap to this well-tempered dark chocolate. The flavour opens with interest offering a gentle and well-balanced whole. We enjoyed this well-made product.”
“A very well tempered dark chocolate bar with a good strong black mint aroma, which delivers on taste, the mint comes through as a good quality mint that’s clean and fresh.”
Chocolate Pairing Suggestions
Mint chocolate is unbelievably diverse. Why not try Rauchbier, a German dark beer smoked over beechwood. Whilst it is not a natural pairing it works very well the sultry tones of the 70% cocoa.
Alternatively, you could pair this chocolate with a fresh, metallic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The classic mint flavour and rich texture of this dark chocolate bar compliment the elderflower, citron and gooseberry notes in the wine. Only a small piece of chocolate is needed to make a wonderful combination for your taste buds.
For a more obvious pairing, create a Moroccan after eight flavour profile by pairing this bar with a mint tea, with lots of sugar and an extended steaming. Summerdown English mint tea would balance and lift the subtle flavours of mint in the chocolate.
Alternatively Syrah Port, with its unassuming flavours of allspice, clove and eucalyptus would complement the dark richness of the chocolate. And the unassuming eucalyptus flavours will enhance and lift the mint oil aromas.
As an alternative choose a more fun an vibrant pairing in the way of an aged extra Anejo tequila. The lively, grassy warmth of the tequila would emphasize the coolness of the mint. Whilst the richness of the chocolate would mellow the experience.
• Casa Noble Anejo Tequila
• El Tesoro Paradiso Extra Anejo