EUREKA, Calif. — Using our 2018 Good Food Award winning 73% Northerner Blend (Madagascan & Brazilian cacao) dark chocolate we’ve dusted it with a mix of organic freeze-dried raspberries and organic vanilla coconut palm sugar to make a delightful berry bar for Valentine’s Day. Available on www.dicktaylorchocolate.com and select retailers nationwide.
The concept behind the vanilla raspberry was to create a blend of visual and flavor elements. First of all, the almost neon pink color of the freeze-dried raspberries is the first thing you notice and is a stunning visual accent to the deep rich color of the chocolate. Flavor wise, the raspberry fills a flavor space that is absent from chocolate. The tartness of the raspberry is a stark contrast to the ripe fruit flavors in the Northerner Blend. The small addition of the vanilla coconut palm sugar rounds out the aroma and gives it a slight sweetness. Overall, the bar is just fun to eat, an experience engaging all the senses.
The wrapper has been designed and printed in house on our letter press, including the hand carved raspberry and the hand lettering on front.