Not many American craft chocolate makers can get their hands on prized Venezuelan origins like Carenero Superior, Chuao, or Carúpano these days. Then again, not many chocolate companies are run by a former cacao bean importer. Eric Durtschi is an expert’s expert. Few geeks can match his vast knowledge of cacao, and it’s this nuanced expertise that shines through in his bars. To taste Durci chocolate is to explore flavors decidedly off the beaten path, with each bar showing unique subtleties rarely found in similar origins from other barsmiths.
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