This 70% chocolate is made with a special cacao beans from the Chanthaburi province in Thailand (one of the eastern most coastal regions of the country). The beans are grown, harvested, fermented and dried by Khun Suriya and Khun Boom who have been building their cacao processes for over 10 years (find out more here). Shabar are a big supporter of the operation and it’s a perfect match. The chocolate is elegant, look for notes of citrus and raisins. The packaging logo is designed by a local artist who captures the lightness in this fresh cacao.
“Heart-warming fine chocolate, lovingly-crafted by Shabar to fill your day with happiness and ignite your bliss.”
Our first chocolate maker from Thailand. Shabar have been making chocolate in Bangkok since 2017. Thai cacao became popular in the craft chocolate scene in the 2019 as the next interesting origin. This fascination has driven more local awareness of fine quality cacao and chocolate in the region an has resulted even more local options for local bean to bar makers. Shabar currently specialise in two local regions (Chanthaburi and Prachaub) but have also begun playing with other cacao locations.
They upgraded their packaging in 2020 to gorgeous little boxes. We'd been trying for a few years to get some from Thailand and Shabar figured a way to navigate the global logistical challenges of 2021 to make it possible. We hope to share more of these gorgeous little bars with Australia again soon. See more