To’ak produces single-origin chocolate. That means our chocolate is made from cacao beans sourced from a single harvest area—in our case, the Pietra de Plata valley in Ecuador. There we harvest Ancient Nacional, a rare and legendary variety of cacao renowned for its rich and floral aroma.
Our chocolate is also terroir-driven. Each edition highlights the flavor and aroma of the Pietra de Plata’s terroir, or characteristics of its natural environment, during the cacao’s growing season. Take, for example, our Dark Chocolate Rain Harvest 2019 edition. The weather that year in the Pietra de Plata valley was generous and dependable—the dry season was dry, the rainy season was rainy yet filled with plenty of sunshine. As a result, the harvested cacao was healthy and carried a well-balanced flavor. We used a soft touch during roasting and conching to bring out this flavor, leading to a gentle, nutty dark chocolate with lovely notes of mandarin, orange blossom, coffee, and nuts.
Floral Dark Chocolate With A Hint Of Cashew
If you prefer nutty chocolate with floral notes, then consider trying our Rain Harvest 2018. It was produced during an usually dry and cloudy year in the Pietra de Plata valley, and is arguably the most floral edition of To’ak chocolate. It carries hints of grapefruit and green tea, with a nutty, toffee finish that has long-lasting floral notes.
Single Ingredient Dark Chocolate
Our Rain Harvest 2018 (100%) is made from a single ingredient—cacao. We deliberately chose to avoid adding cacao butter or extra additives, so you can experience the full flavor and aroma of Ancient Nacional. It has a delightfully nutty flavor profile, with a finish of mochachino with roasted almonds.
Rich, Nutty Cacao
For something a bit off the beaten track, we invite you to try our Bourbon Cask Aged chocolate. Aged for two years in a Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey barrel, this edition has a rich nutty cacao flavor, with hints of smoke, oak, caramel and vanilla.