You have seen how they make chocolate by hand but now what’s it taste like…
In the little cup is pure cacao in liquid form. We tried just a touch of the pure, bitter soon to be dessert. Next we spooned up a small portion and add some granulated sugar which was mixed in mouth.The squeeze bottle with the red top has ginger extract made on site in it and this was the next mix we made with the pure cacao. So good. After that it was ahí pepper and more sugar. The spicy ahí pepper was extraordinary. I am not a huge fan of spicy chocolate but I admit this was the most complex of the flavor mixtures.
A bit more about the squeeze bottles in the above photo. In the gentleman’s hand is pure cacao juice. As I mentioned in the previous post, this juice is typically discarded. At this chocolate factory they use this juice to make vinaigrette’s and meat sauces. The last of the three squeeze bottles contained barbeque sauce made from cacao juice (that was the only thing that was lacking).
Now the pièce de résistance, or postre, as it is called in Ecuador, the most decadent brownie in the world, or so we were told.
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