Fortunato No. 4 Milk Chocolate Bar with Nibs

Fortunato No. 4 Milk Chocolate Bar with Nibs

2oz (56g)

SKU 312322

Availability: In Stock

For nearly 100 years, the world has gone without this amazing chocolate. Thought to be extinct, today the tale of Pure Nacional cacao beans takes a delicious twist. Recently rediscovered in a remote canyon in Peru, hints of floral, fruity, nutty flavors live on in the bar of Fortunato No. 4 Milk Chocolate.

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FORTUNATO NO. 4 bars are made from Pure Nacional cacao, the ultimate single-origin chocolate. Once prized for their unique scent and flavor characteristics, Pure Nacional cacao beans dominated the world's fine chocolate couverture market. Originally discovered in the early 1800s in Ecuador, the cacao trees were decimated by disease, and surviving disease-resistant and hybrid varieties never compared.

In 2010, Dan Pearson and Brian Horsley of Maranon Chocolate discovered pods of white and purple cacao beans thriving at high altitudes in the microclimate of northern Peru's Maranon Canyon. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducted DNA testing on samples, confirming that Pure Nacional lived on. Due to their remote location, harvested beans undertake a journey transported by foot, burro, motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle to reach quality processing.

Moonstruck was the first chocolatier to reintroduce Pure Nacional to chocolate connoisseurs in 2011. Fortunato No. 4 is named after the Peruvian farmer, Fortunato, on whose farm the beans were found, and the number four represents the fourth and most pure sample of Pure Nacional cacao tested by the USDA.

Fortunato No. 4 bars exhibit telltale delicate, rare and complex flavors of fruit, flora, nut and coffee. Today, Moonstruck elevates its original bar with the addition of Pure Nacional cacao nibs, which intensify flavors and add pleasing texture for an unsurpassed chocolate adventure.
Milk Chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, cacao kernel, whole milk powder, partially skimmed milk powdered, soy lecithin {an emulsifier], vanilla), Roasted Cocoa Nibs.
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So so yummy
Feb 17, 2016  |  By Linda Miller Driggs
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This is the bar I've been waiting for all my life. Very satisfying, smooth, and I really could taste the flavors and subtlety of the cocoa. I will definitely be ordering more.

Jun 30, 2014  |  By Heather
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This chocolate presents with an earthy first bloom--the loam of its country of origin and the tangy sour richness of cacao --but it quickly melts into light floral notes balanced by the bitterness of the nibs. This chocolate offers a transcendent experience that will not be easy to top. A little taste of heaven that is well worth the price.