Green & Black’s sounds like an olde-tymey pair of mustachioed chocolatiers who started conching cacao in the 1800s, don’t they? Guess again. In 1991, Craig Sams, founder of an organic foods company, and Josephine Fairley decided to enter the chocolate world. They named their company after Green for organic principles, and Black for chocolaty intensity.
Green & Black’s 85% bar is the darkest chocolate they make. They use Trinitario cacao beans grown by Mayan farmers in Belize, and offer this organic, fair-trade certified chocolate for a fairly low price – $3.69 for 3.5 oz.
The little squares do not divide easily along the scored lines; they are too small relative to their thickness. But the bar does break with a satisfying snap. It’s buttery on the tongue, melting with a rich unctuousness. I taste wintry flavors of citrus peel and rum, that fade away with a slight acidity and lingering dark cacao. Hats off to Messers. Green and Black; this is lovely stuff!
Found at Harvest Co-Op Market
580 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
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