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.
Sambriano Valley Madagascar
It is for very good reason this is the very first chocolate that we released. It tastes incredible and has won numerous awards in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The cocoa we use to make this chocolate comes from a cocoa plantation in the Sambirano Valley on the northwest coast of Madagascar. The owner of the plantation is a valued friend and colleague, so we are always sure to get his very best.
Each batch of our Madagascar chocolate is carefully roasted, stone ground, refined, and conched to bring out the very best flavors of the exotic cocoa beans we use. It is a laborious process, but each bit of extra effort pays off when using truly special cocoa to create a chocolate such as this. The final result explodes with a symphony of flavors. Try this chocolate and you’ll be sure you have found a favorite.