Micro-Batch 70% Dark Chocolate, Dominican Republic
- THE STORY
- From only three ingredients - highest quality single-estate cacao beans, organic cane sugar & vanilla beans
- Hand-crafted and hand-wrapped
Creamy and buttery in texture, this small-batch craft chocolate comforts both the taste-buds and the soul. Made with premium cacao beans sourced directly from the renowned Finca Elvesia estate in the Dominican Republic, the cacao is roasted slightly longer than other profiles, pronouncing notes of blackberry and raspberry. The bar ends on a comforting fudgy note - a masterful flavor that warms and entices the palate.
Nathaniel Izard, a brilliant, business-savvy entrepreneur, is the founder and mastermind behind Arkansas-based Izard Chocolate. Izard's selfless mission is to bring joy to people's lives through the delicious Izard Chocolate experience. To Nathaniel, chocolate is just that—an experience! And, his goal is to make Izard chocolate the kind of rich, flavorful experience that can brighten anyone's day, and put a smile on anyone's face.
Prior to founding Izard Chocolate, Nathaniel worked at a lighting company in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nathaniel enjoyed his job at the lighting company, but he couldn't help but shake the feeling that he was not passionate about his work with the company. Feeling dissatisfied with his professional life, he decided to take a couple of years off to re-focus, and look at his career options. He moved to Italy, where he accepted a job as an English tutor for an Italian family. While in Italy, Nathaniel soaked in Italian culture, and redirected his mind away from his company job in the States.
After residing in Italy for several months, Nathaniel returned to the United States with an unforgettable cultural experience under his belt, and a plethora of exciting new ideas for his future career. One idea was at the forefront of Nathaniel's attention: he had always wanted to learn how to make chocolate. Nathaniel immediately set to work researching the chocolate making process, and it was not long before he began making his own. He started purchasing quality cacao beans from around the world, and winnowing the beans in his own kitchen. What began as an artistic culinary hobby soon grew into a thriving entrepreneurial enterprise. Nathaniel's smooth, unique chocolate was an instant success at local farmer's markets, and his chocolate entered into such demand that he decided to open a chocolate tasting restaurant where people could experience his delicious chocolate in comfort and style.
Today, Izard Chocolate is a booming bean to bar chocolate making business. Izard continues to source and import premium ingredients from around the world, and he hopes to educate the people of the world about the many intricacies of the chocolate making process. Through his commitment to his company, and his desire to create quality chocolate with quality ingredients, Nathaniel is single-handedly setting a new standard for all natural dark chocolate, one smile at a time.
This item is sensitive to heat and should not be in transit for more than 2 days during periods of warm weather - typically April 15 to October 15, or when shipping to a hot destination. When estimating days in transit, please exclude shipping date and weekend days. Heat sensitive orders placed after 12:00 pm CST on Wednesday will be held for shipment until the following Monday.
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