Hazel Hill Collaboration Chocolate Bar
Pair it with Finca Las Mercedes El Pepinal Honey—the coffee used to craft the chocolate bar!
This unique coffee + chocolate bar is the result of a collaboration with Topeka-based chocolatiers Hazel Hill. It features Finca Las Mercedes El Pepinal Honey—a Direct Trade offering from El Salvador—alongside single-origin cacao from Guatemala:
"Laguna Lachuá is a large pristine cenote lake deemed a national park in 1976 and a Ramsar site in 2006. The 'Eco-region Lachuá' around the lake is home to Q’eqchi’ Maya families, many of whom live off grid and rely on production of cacao, honey, cardamom, corn and other crops for their livelihoods. Cacao farmers are organized into three certified organic community associations, ASODIRP, ASOSELNOR, and K’ATB’ALPOM, each with its own fermentation and drying operation."
Rather than using whole beans or ground coffee in the bars, which creates a gritty texture, Hazel Hill steeped roasted cacao nibs in PT's cold brew concentrate before processing the nibs. This method results in an exceptionally smooth texture while highlighting the complexity of the coffee and cacao.
Ingredients: cacao, organic sugar, cocoa butter, cold brewed PT's coffee.
Allergens: processed in a gluten-, nut-, and dairy-free facility.
Net weight: 2.25 oz
"It took a long time and a lot of careful handiwork to create this fine chocolate. Take your time enjoying it—slow down, savor it, let the taste develop as it melts on your palate.
"Our handcrafted chocolate has a broad range of unique flavors. Each has a distinct flavor, a 'terroir,' or taste of place, that is developed from plant genetics, environment, and fermenting process. We added our own touch to the flavor during the roasting and refining process."