Well, actually that is one new bar and a Valentine’s Day Collection that includes both of the bars currently in production.
As of February 1st, we released a 67% Madagascar bar that is made with the same cacao from which the 70% bar is crafted. The new bar is brighter in tone, with various fruit notes playing more of a role in the bouquet, such as lively plum preserves, fruits rouges–think cherries and raspberries–and butter-hazelnut toffee, as well as notes of licorice and subtle spice.
As for the Valentine’s Day Collection, there are two bars of each percentage–67% and 70%–and the idea is to be able to taste the bars side by side in order to better appreciate how percentage can impact chocolate made from the same origin. This is a great way to educate your loved ones about the joys of fine chocolate. Complimentary gift wrap is included.
One interesting point about the 67% Madagascar bar is that, in addition to the cacao and pure cane sugar, there is a bit of cocoa butter added. However, whereas most companies buy cocoa butter from another company, our cocoa butter is pressed right here in the Patric Chocolate workshop from the same origin of cacao that is used in the chocolate. This ensures that the flavor profile of the bar is clear and consistent. As usual, no vanilla or other flavorings are added.
Here are links to the new products mentioned above:
The Valentine’s Day Fine Dark Chocolate Collection
The 67% Madagascar bar
Just remember to order by 8 am EST this coming Friday, February 8th, in order to ensure that your, or your loved one’s, chocolate is delivered by Valentine’s Day!
Bean-to-Bar, Fine Chocolate Maker