Marou Ba Ria Dark Chocolate 76%
A rich and fruity chocolate, made with beans from the Bà Rịa province of south eastern Vietnam. This bar is a sublime and intense chocolate experience that tastes as good as it looks.
This is the kind of chocolate that makes you look twice at the ingredients to see where the intensely fruity flavour is coming from. Of course, there are no added flavours, and the deep, red fruit notes in this chocolate come entirely from the south Vietnamese Trinitario cocoa beans.
The chocolate is made in Saigon by two French chocolate makers, Samuel Maruta and Vincent Mourou and a small and dedicated local team. The Marou name – a combination of Samuel & Vincent’s surnames – has rapidly become synonymous with quality, ethically produced chocolate.
Producing chocolate from the bean in the country of origin is a challenging process. The tropical heat needed to grow cocoa makes producing, storing and shipping finished chocolate bars a logistical nightmare. Marou have overcome these obstacles and just two years after they started, they’re already producing some of the best bean to bar chocolate in the world.