70% Cocoa | Extra Bitter
Amedei Porcelana Chocolate
It is believed that Porcelana cocoa was grown in the south-western area of Venezuela as early as Pre-Colombian times. According to historical sources, it seems that at the time of the conquest, this cocoa was already being grown in the same area where Porcelana still grows today and was used mainly as a beverage and during ceremonies held by the indigenous people. In colonial times, Porcelana cocoa was called Maracaibo, since it was primarily exported from this Venezuelan port. This is the first chocolate in the world produced exclusively with cocoa beans of a single genetic variety, called "Porcelana".
Until the 1920's, Maracaibo cocoa was classified as one of the world's highest quality cocoas, along with a few other Mexican and Colombian cocoas beans. Unfortunately, Porcelana cocoa is not very resistant against disease and the Mexican and Colombian cocoas of this genetic quality have disappeared. In these areas, you can now find only hybrid cocoas with inferior organoleptic qualities.
The unmistakable toasted almond flavour enhances the unique characteristics of this prized cocoa variety.
Minimum 70% cocoa content.
Amedei Extra Bitter Chocolate
Emulsifier: Lecithin, Vanilla