(photo by Lee McCoy)
Here we have two distinct versions of the bar, earlier one with 68% cocoa content and current one – 60h conch, second – 66%/24h conch. Photo shows the original one.
Tasting notes: Sun-dried cranberries, melon, subtle tropical fruit notes, hints of jasmine tea, delicate yet distinct, wonderfully round flavour and long finish (source: Original Beans)
Ingredients: Directly-traded cacao beans, sugar, cacao butter.
Beni Wild Harvest 68%/60h conch reviews:
Choco Files (PDF file)
Chocolate Reviews (Lee McCoy)
“ This bar was more of a Rachel Weisz of chocolate, talented, but no Oscar winner, gorgeous and sophisticated, not cheap and slutty; fairly famous but has never appeared on the Johnathon Ross show (I don’t think).”
Chocablog (Simon Michalak)
Beni Wild Harvest 66% 24h conch reviews
Mostly About Chocolate (Judith Lewis)
“Here they have clearly lived up to that promise, having produced the finest take on Beni I have tasted. The greatest success here is in drawing out a range of notes whilst leaving intact the richly chocolatey, honeyed tones that characterise these beautiful beans.” (Stuart Robson)
“This bar may bear out the ?Original Beans? moniker ? it might be the closest thing to the original cocoa that we will try.” (Alex Rast)
“(…) a huge move forward for Bolivia and Original Beans.” (Martin Christy)
Schoggi, Schoggi, Schoggi (great photos)