This 70% Lime and Chilli Nibs bar by Baiani Chocolate is one that took a lot of time and effort using cacao beans from Bahia, Brazil.
One of the constants and staples in the cuisine of their home state of Bahia is spicy dishes. Chili and Chocolate are a proven combination, but they were challenged to raise the bar on this Baianí recipe. First they had to search for the perfect balance between the intense 70% cacao flavor and the spiciness of the chili, in order for one not to cancel the other. Then they strived to keep the sensory experience a pleasant one, even for anyone that is not a chili lover.
So after testing several recipes, quantities, types of fresh chili, grinding and conching times, they finally found the perfect balance that satisfied them in all aspects. The Lime juice that soaks the “Pimenta Bode” Chilli adds the perfect acidity to the combination and make this spicy experience worth a try, even for the most skeptical consumer. With this bar we believe we created a real Bahia sensory experience!
Baiani Chocolate bars carry the tradition of the Pinheiro and Aquino families, both part of the cacao farming tradition since the end of the 19th century. Owned by Pinheiro's family since 1973, Santa Rita farm situated at Vale Potumuju in Bahia, Brazil, is where they source their beans from. Having their own origin, using high standards in the processing of their cacao and hand crafting their chocolate to enhance its unique personality and flavors are what set their Tree to Bar Chocolates apart.
58g / 2.1oz