Bitter

Exceptional blends Abinao 85%

A high cocoa content and a skilful blend of the finest cocoa beans from Africa make Abinao 85% a "Marriage of Grands Cru s" characterized by powerful tannins with a strong, lingering intensity.

Flavor Profile Bitter

Secondary Notes Woody

Hint of Raw Cocoa

Product Information

Launched in 2006, Abinao pushes the boundaries of bitterness a little further, with a cocoa content of 85%. As with the revolutionary Guanaja, Valrhona wishes to offer those who enjoy bitter chocolate a unique sensory experience underpinned by the strength of tannins and the taste of raw cocoa beans. This way, Valrhona reinforces the importance of selecting excellent cocoa where it is grown. With so little added sugar, the cocoa used must be flawlessly pure.

Abinao is a complex blend of aromatic African cocoas. These profiles are blended until they have Abinao’s singular, consistent flavor redolent of bitterness and woody intensity.

This chocolate is less sweet than any other in the range. It has a characteristic intensity and strength.

Mélanie Moréa - PASTRY CHEF AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT L’ÉCOLE VALRHONA

SENSORY PROFILE

Abinao’s raw, woody intensity and bitterness capture the essence of an immense African jungle shrouded by a dark night.

Features

Recommended Applications

BarsMousseCream mix & GanacheIce creams & sorbets

Pairings

DatePearPruneCoffeePepperVanilla

% of main ingredient

86% of Cocoa

Best by:

18 months

Composition

Cocoa 86% (min), Sugar 13%, Fat 48%

Packaging Format

3kg bean bag - 5614

Other feature(s)

This product may contain traces of nuts.