Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bar of the Week: Bonnat Trinite

Region: Caribbean
Bean Type: Trinitario
Cocoa Content: 75%

Before Valrhona, Michel Cluizel, and Pralus there was Bonnat. Started in 1884 by Felix Bonnat, the company's chocolate-making traditions have been passed down through the family and is now headed by fourth generation chocolate makers, Cecile and Stephane Bonnat. In 1984 they introduced their single origin line, and this week's selection is a good example of their dark roasting style (great for the espresso crowd). Another signature of Bonnat's bars is minimal ingredients - check out the list on the back of a bar and you'll see that it lacks the addition of soy lecithin and/or vanilla.

We'll have samples out in the store this Saturday of the Bonnat Trinite bar, and for the milk chocolate lovers out there ask us about Bonnat's Dark Milk line.

Fun Fact: Bonnat bars are certified kosher by Beth Din of the Federation of Synagogues London.

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