Fruity

Cuvées range Xibun 64% Pure Belize

Xibun is a chocolate with fruity notes brought out by a gorgeous, fresh, acidic tang. Sample this chocolate and it slowly reveals a dash of spice with a coffee hue and roasted notes which give way to a light bitterness and mild chocolatey notes.

Flavor Profile Fruity

Secondary Notes Balanced

Hint of Acidulous notes

Product Information

Belize is a tiny Central American country south of the Mexican state of Yucatán and east of Guatemala. As a nation, it has an ancient cocoa-growing culture dating back to Mayan times.
As Valrhona’s local partner in Belize, Hummingbird Citrus is dedicated to encouraging small cocoa producers to farm quality yields, most particularly in the Toledo district in the country’s south.
Along the banks of the Xibun River in southern Belize, ancient Mayan civilizations made their home at the foot of the Maya Mountains and became the country’s first cocoa producers. While the nation’s official language is English, even today, Mayan dialects remain many Belizeans’ mother tongue. It is in this region of Belize, a true cocoa-growing hotspot in the Yamwits valley, that the Xibun River plantation is located. It is here that the cocoa used to make Xibun 64% Cuvée is produced.

Origin

Xibun 64% Pure Belize's Origins

Belize Yamwits Valley, Cayo

Hummingbird Citrus

17°7’55.5”N / 88°38’31.1”W

Features

Optimal Application

Bars

Recommended Applications

MouldingCream mix & GanacheMousseIce creams & sorbets

Pairings

PearPecanCoffeeMintMandarinLemongrass

% of main ingredient

64% of Cocoa

Best by:

14 months

Composition

cocoa beans from Belize, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, natural vanilla extract.

Packaging Format

1kg Block - 27661

Other feature(s)

Présence possible de fruits à coque.