Pain et Chocolat – 80% Chuncho


This is an ultra small batch of craft chocolate just 3kg made in a mini grinder. It is a two ingredient organic chocolate: Chuncho cocoa beans from the Peruvian Andes (La Convención province of the Cusco region) and raw sugar. “Chuncho is a rare, ancient cacao varietal that is considered one of the world’s finest.” The beans have been handpicked, fermented and sun-dried at origin. “Farmers focus on organic, sustainable and fair-trade farming practices, to produce the highest-quality, fine-flavour cacao. Those small beans carry an incredible delicate flavour of cherry and notes of flowers.” We are honoured to be able to share this special bar with you.

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The Pain et Chocolat brand was created by Laetitia Hoffmann back in 2016 and we were delighted to discover her bars at a Melbourne market around then. The concept was to revive a childhood memory - that of a small bar of chocolate melting on a warm slice of bread or into a piece of baguette for after school snack". Her bars bring back all those memories of growing up in France - it's still her favourite way to eat chocolate. When it opened, Laetitia became the operations manager at Ratio Cocoa Roasters - she left in 2019 to open her shop "Atelier Chocolat" in beautiful Trentham. She's been making her own chocolate for special bars and in 2021 she realised she needed a bigger kitchen and relocated back to Melbourne. You'll find her bars at local markets, delis and artisan food stores. As she grows we hope she'll make the bread bars with her bean to bar chocolate - It will change the world forever! See more