Remember that Dominican Product fair I visited a few weeks ago? Well there was an empty stand with a sign for “Kah Kow, the first gourmet Dominican chocolate”. This intrigued me and I had to see where I could purchase it. Luckily, the place where I am currently taking wine classes has them for sale! I immediately bought the four bars offered. The varieties/percentages are: Milk; 55%, 62% and 70% cacao and come in 50 gram bars, distributed by Nazario Rizek C. por A. (Check out their site with information on their Cocoa Farms, Organic Chocolate and Philosophy.)
Packaging is composed of two parts: the bar itself is sealed in a plastic, black material with the name “Kah Kow” stamped across it and this is inserted into a soft, cardboard box. Thin and sleek, the presentation is elegant and minimalistic.
Printed on front: Kah Kow “Redefining Chocolate” and followed by the variety.
Printed on back: a short summary of the origin of the chocolate, flavor notes and ingredients. Also a “Best By: Date” stamp.
The ingredients are fairly simple and are cacao, cocoa butter, vanilla and soy lecithin. You don’t need anything else to elaborate a good chocolate bar! The summary on the back mainly states that the beans are harvested in Duarte, a province in the North of Dominican Republic and is produced in limited series, because the process is “similar to those employed by artisan European chocolatiers of the turn of XIX century and beginnings of the XX century”. Then they go on to describe the flavor profiles of each bar.