Antica Dolceria Bonajuto - Vanilla 50%
Just like Cinnamon, Vanilla comes in the traditional 100g format and was one of the first two products created by the historic Antica Dolceria Bonajuto.
This 50% chocolate is flavoured with vanilla from Madagascar and is one of the sweetest chocolates in the range, and particularly loved by those who don't like their chocolate too dark. As with all Bonajuto chocolate, this is made using ancient Aztec recipes and is un-conched meaning it is raw in appearance and grainy in texture - just like cocoa was during the Aztec times. A true foodie experience.
Comes in the original, antique, pink wrap.
Bonajuto has been making chocolate in the baroque Sicilian town of Modica since 1880. By that time Gustav Lindt had perfected conching, the process that makes chocolate smooth. Nearly every European chocolate maker adopted it. Bonajuto didn’t. They continued to make unconched chocolate, the texture granular and crunchy in comparison.
Nowadays that texture has come somewhat back in fashion. A number of modern American chocolatiers, make chocolate in this style, but none of them have 130 years of practice like Bonajuto.
They only use three ingredients for their chocolate: cocoa, sugar, and spices. The mixture never gets hot enough to melt the sugar crystals, which gives their chocolate its signature texture. The simplicity of ingredients and preparation allows the robust flavors of the cocoa and spices to shine in a manner that’s hard to find in chocolate.