French Broad Chocolate began as a tiny cafe in Costa Rica and has blossomed into an internationally recognized bean-to-bar company based in Asheville, NC. This gift trio is a great introduction to their line, with three versions of delicious milk chocolate bars.
The original Milk Chocolate bar was inspired by childhood memories and features grown-up tastes with its high cacao percentage (43%), organic milk powder, and browned butter. This chocolate is a smooth & creamy, not-to-sweet, with notes of caramel, cream, and hot cocoa with marshmallows.
The Malted Milk Chocolate bar pays homage to Asheville's thriving craft beer scene. Cacao is ground with locally-farmed, artisan barley malt from the region's Riverbend Malthouse. The barley is toasted to bring depth and character to the bar, just like it does to beer. This chocolate has a creamy, malty flavor, with aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. It might bring you back to your youth, when 'malt' meant a light, chocolatey milkshake.
Until recently, dark chocolate and milk chocolate did not really hang out in the same cliques. Chocolate connoisseurs turned their noses up at the candy-like approach to most milk chocolates, while those with a sweet tooth found dark chocolate too bitter to enjoy. Enter Dark Milk Chocolate. These high-cacao mass milk chocolates (generally greater than 50% cacao) possess the richness and complexity of dark chocolate, but are milder, smoother and creamier thanks to the addition of organic milk powder. This version of dark milk chocolate uses 53% cacao and organic browned butter. The flavor profile resembles a rich chocolate banana pudding.
Asheville, North Carolina
Gift Set contains 3 bars (60g each)