This is a rich and almost creamy dark chocolate, with notes of honey, spice and caramel. It is made with cocoa from the highlands of Peru, which has been cultivated for centuries by the indigenous Chuncho people, who lived in the area even before the Inca’s.
Cocoa content: 70% Beans: Amozonico Origin: Cuzco, Peru Made in: Paris, France Awards: 2017 Gold, International Chocolate Awards
Andres and Sabrina Zakhour are the husband and wife team behind Ara Chocolate. Andres was a successful pastry chef and chocolatier in Venezuela and London but wanted to make his own chocolate, from bean to bar. Having learned how with the Franceschi family, he moved to Paris and they set up a small chocolate shop in an unfashionable (but cheap!) suburb.
Ara quickly became known for the best hot chocolate in town, as well as delicious bars and pralines. The care strongly about the environment and all their products are vegan. See more