The AMANO Blog One of the things I have always found most wonderful about chocolate is how unlike it is from so many other foods: it reaches in and touches a person’s soul. Few foods do that, and none that I’m aware of do so so completely. Because of this, I have had some incredible experiences. People of all walks of life tell me what a profound impact our chocolate has had on them and how much they love that experience. (or love the chocolate?) The same goes for some well-known chefs whom I have admired from afar for years.
Macoris Dominican Republic
Years ago I found a beautiful cocoa plantation that forever caught my imagination. On this particular day it was overcast and the cocoa trees were new and laden with a rainbow of cocoa pods. It was very peaceful with the exception of the tropical birds chirping and squawking. As the light came through the leaves, I could not help but feel that if there really was a Garden of Eden it would be just like this. Ever since I have wanted to make chocolate with beans from this magical place.
It took seven years. But as they say, good things come to those who wait. I hope that this chocolate is as special for you as it was for me.