Based in Spencer, Tennessee, David and Leslie Senk of Areté make bean to bar chocolate with beans from around the world - Uganda, Ecuador, Vietnam, Fiji, Belize, India, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, and Haiti. They have received several awards including from the Good Food Foundation and the International Chocolate Awards.

Madagascar Sambirano 70%


Aroma: soft, raisin


Flavor: An overall light, delicate flavor, brown fruit - raisin, red fruit, dark caramel, slight acidity, soft green flavors, a hint of walnut skin tannins on the finish


Recommendation: Recommended, a pleasant mellow Madagascar bar. This would be an interesting contrast to some of the more intensely tangy/red fruit forward bars such as Valrhona's Manjari.


Batch info: Enjoy by May 27, 2020