A first! We are (approximately) the first ever to own this chocolate – except for the makers themselves, of course – although they don’t even sell it themselves. And even though we held up the first two bars ourselves, we would of course have ordered some more – to share with you. We knew through the door that the Hungarian makers of Rózsavölgyi had cocoa from Uganda and were developing a bar with it. It turned out to be ready, and at Rózsavölgyi they were thrilled – to quote “It is available already and it is very tasty too, so I’m pretty sure you’ll like it.” – and indeed – they had guessed that correctly – we love it!
The makers say about this bar: “The cocoa beans for this chocolate come from the eastern side of the Rwenzori Mountains. The small cocoa plantations of 2-3 hectares are mainly controlled by women. The flavors are reminiscent of cherries and red currant. We consider ourselves not only as bean-to-bar chocolate makers but also as artists. We love to entertain & surprise with our chocolates. This chocolate is made in honor of the birds of Uganda.”
Taste note from the makers: cherry and red currant. But don’t be fooled by the percentage and these two flavors mentioned – it’s not just fruity/sour, but in our opinion a sublime balance of dark flavors from the cocoa that continues towards the mentioned berries, but also to cream, and everything else, and a wonderfully long pleasant aftertaste.
We will complete the taste note later, and do leave your experience as a review. After all, everyone has their own experience of a chocolate, and we also hope that you are not too guided by what the makers put on the packaging or what we say about it – but you also dare to open up to your own experience. That can sometimes be difficult (what am I actually tasting? How should I taste? Am I doing it right) but that only makes the exploration of (learning to) taste more fun as far as we are concerned. Just do it well, your experience is never wrong, and by tasting a lot (ok: and with some attention) you will automatically discover and recognize more complex flavors. Or not, and then it’s actually just good – ‘tasty’ is also a valid taste experience, as far as we’re concerned.
Ingredients: cocoa beans (Uganda), cane sugar, cocoa butter.
At least 80% cocoa. Content 70 grams.
Allergy note from the makers: made in a place that also processes nuts, sesame and milk. Keep cool.