This is a fruity bar, with strong flavours of raspberry and a citrus acidity. The 85% cocoa means that the sugar doesn’t detract from the cocoa flavours, which are complemented by the textured finish due to his unique processes.
Cocoa content: 85% Beans: Criollo Origin: Lamas, Peru Made in: Orange, NSW, Australia
Matt Chimenti is based in Orange, and has just expanded the Origin Chocolate factory. He has moved from a small home kitchen to a purpose-built shed in his back yard. And with demand for his chocolate growing, you can see why.
Unlike many bean-to-bar chocolate makers, Matt does not roast or winnow his organic, fair trade cocoa beans before grinding them. This is cocoa at its most unprocessed, and gives a unique product which is high in fibre and antioxidants. Add to this Matt’s quest to bring out the unique flavours of the cocoa origin and you have very complex and hearty chocolate. See more