It's always exciting to get a Limited Edition assortment from a chocolate maker whose chocolate we already admire. We are thrilled to share these 4 limited bars with you. If you are already a Sirene fan you will definitely want to dig into these bars and if you haven't tried Sirene's chocolate yet, this will be quite an introduction!
NEW!!! Pataxte 65% Dark Chocolate, Oaxaca, Mexico If you're looking to try something different in your chocolate, this is the bar for you!Pataxte is a cousin of Theobroma cacao, and likely not a chocolate you are familiar with. When you unpackage this chocolate you will find a bar pale in colour. It's creamy and soft in texture and looks and tastes nothing like traditional chocolate. Hard to work with, it has largely been ignored by the mass producers (very time consuming!). Almost looking like white chocolate, don't be fooled - there is no dairy in this bar, just Pataxte beans, organic cane sugar and cocoa butter! (not in the photo yet!) NEW!!! Piñole 73% Dark Chocolate Soconusco, Mexico Made from cacao beans from Rayen in Soconusco, this bar is sprinkled with Piñole, an ancient mixture of roasted heritage corn and panela (brown sugar). Flavours of coffee dominate while the soft fruits of the cacao shine through. (not shown in photo). India 73% Dark Chocolate At Sirene they regularly encounter interesting cacao beans and intriguing combinations of flavours and spices. The cacao in this bar is from the beautiful farms of Anamalai Plantation in Pollachi, India, a newcomer to the world of fine cocoa. This is what intrigued us as we have very few bars made with cocoa from India. There is a smooth milkiness to this bar with a sweet edge and some interesting spice notes. Madagascar 70% Dark Chocolate Many bean to bar chocolate makers work with cocoa beans grown in Madagascar but this is the first time for Sirene. These beans have a very fruity flavour profile, with some citrus detected, and it's this berry flavour profile that makes these bars so delicious! Soconusco, Mexico 73% Dark Chocolate The history of chocolate and Mexico goes way back. Like 4000 years back! Evidence shows over 4000 years of uninterrupted usage of cacao in this region. The heirloom trees produce a distinct, intensely fruity bean that is showcased in this bar. San Juan Estate, Trinidad 73% Dark Chocolate From one of the oldest cacao estates in San Juan, the cocoa in this bar is grown in Gran Couva, Trinidad, located in the Montserrat Hills. Sirene has dry aged the beans, mellowing the taste and melding the flavours to a uniquely elegant taste, similar to aging of a fine whisky. There are only 500 of these bars in total and we currently have 2 left!