% of main ingredient
70% of Cocoa
Guanaja, the iconic dark chocolate of Valrhona, created with a complex blend of different aromatic profiles
Flavor Profile Balanced
Secondary Notes Grilled
Hint of Bitterness
In 1986, Valrhona created the world’s bitterest chocolate using 70% cocoa. It was quite an achievement! This heightened cocoa
content required a complete rethink of how things were done. This is when we started to select cocoas with absolute precision,
because with such a low proportion of sugar there was nothing to mask imperfections. Cocoa was therefore selected according to its aromatic profile in order to create balanced blends with a unique flavor. Guanaja immediately revolutionized the market and became a benchmark product. Its name, Guanaja, is a nod to the first cocoa beans given to Christopher Columbus when he washed up on the Caribbean island of Guanaja on July 30, 1502.
Guanaja is a subtle blend of cocoa aromatic profiles typical of Trinidad, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Madagascar. These profiles are blended to obtainGuanaja’s unique and consistent flavor, which is both bittersweet and elegant. This blend, impeccably produced since 1986, is a showcase for genuine prowess and skill.
Guanaja shook up conceptions of flavor and technique in the industry. I don’t think anyone at Valrhona could have guessed what an impact the arrival of a chocolate like this would have in terms of technique. Thanks to this tool, Valrhona has opened up the field of possibilities.
Frédéric Bau, PASTRY EXPLORER VALRHONA
Guanaja’s forceful tanginess and its comforting notes of bitter cocoa nibs call and respond like the warm, harmonious tones of woodwind instruments intermingling with celebratory song and the gentle rhythm of a percussion section.
Ice creams & sorbets
Coating – Moulding – Bars – Cream mix & Ganache
Frutos – Red fruits – Ginger – Tonka bean – Salted butter caramel
70% of Cocoa
Cocoa 70% (min), Sugar 28%, Fat 42%
3kg bean bag - 4653
3x1kg Blocks - 106
12kg box - 19849
This product may contain traces of nuts.
ORIADO 60% is a unique Valrhona Blended Origin Grand Cru chocolate made of cocoa beans from Peru and the Dominican Republic. Fairtrade and Organic dark chocolate couverture.
Enveloping, Balanced, Vanilla with a hint of coconut. Fairtrade and Organic dark chocolate.
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