PEARL OF ECUADOR DARK 71%
A new national treasure
Discover a new exquisite cacao variety “La Perla” from the Hacienda Victoria Estate. It offers both subtle notes of Criollo cacao and the rustic character of classic Arriba beans.
Hacienda Victoria wanted to create a more delicate Ecuadorian cacao variety that is reminiscent of Porcelana cacao. And they have succeeded in our opinion. The lovey light brown colour of the La Perla cacao is the best expression of its warm and gentle flavour.
This bar is so delicate you’ll find it hard to believe that it is actually 71% dark chocolate. Rich and refined you can discover firm notes of honey, nougat, nuts, caramel and soft white fruit wrapped in a never ending lingering aftertaste.
HACIENDA VICTORIA ESTATE
Thanks to the reforestation the gentle savanna hills – rolling from the Andes Mountains towards the Ecuadorian coast – can now also harbour cacao plantations again.
Hacienda Victoria is named after the wife of the founder, Carlos Eduardo García Fuentes, who bought the estate back in 2009. Some of the best professionals in the agricultural sciences were involved to undertake the study of soils. Agreements were established with the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIAP) in order to guarantee the delivery of Arriba certified seeds. Hacienda Victoria traditionally grows pure Arriba cacao, which is the ancient cacao variety of Ecuador. The latest addition is the La Perla variety. The farm works in a sustainable and socially responsible way certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS
Heinde & Verre means “near and far”. The locally sourced Dutch beet sugar allows the Ecuadorian cacao to be fully appreciated.
☑︎ Single Origin
☐ Blend of multiple origins
☐ Single Cooperative
☑︎ Single genotype
☑︎ Rainforest Alliance
☑︎ Single Roast
☐ Multiple Roasting profiles
☐ Single batch aged chocolate
☑︎ Stone ground
☑︎ Dutch Beet Sugar
☐ Milk / Lactose
☑︎ Direct/Transparent Trade
☑︎ Non GMO
A variety of in-house developped techniques is used to craft the unique Heinde & Verre chocolate. The cacao beans of one single farmer are handselected and rosted in multiple ways to bring out as many flavours as possible.
ONE BAR FOR NOW, ONE BAR FOR LATER
Each Heinde & Verre box contains 2 bars, one bar for now, one for later. At Heinde & Verre we take chocolate and your enjoyment very serious. Quality chocolate needs to be protected so we have developed the perfect packaging to preserve all the natural flavours. A craft pouch protects against light, humidity, dust and dirt. A double air tight seal protects against odours. We have extracted part of the air to reduce oxidisation and moisture.