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Sale now ends June 29th at Midnight Pacific Time

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Present

Return of the Ucayali Bar

PLEASE NOTE: The LetterPress Chocolate Offer ships only to the United States.

With the triumphant return of LetterPress Chocolate’s elite Ucayali Bar, David Menkes is offering Chocolate Connoisseur readers an incredible price on two sets of chocolate bars, with both sets including the Ucayali Bar.

With free shipping and either a 10% (email subscribers) or 25% discount (magazine subscribers), it’s your chance to try LetterPress Chocolate at a price you may never see again. It’s also your last chance to taste Dominican Republic La Red cacao, as no one grows this unique cacao anymore. Once LetterPress sells out, it’s gone forever.

For more on the Ucayali Bar, click here to read May’s free featured article, Inside Chocolate: LetterPress Chocolate’s Ucayali Bar.

The LetterPress Chocolate Offer

LetterPress Chocolate Collection #1 – $40

(FREE SHIPPING)

LetterPress Chocolate Collection #1 – $40

(FREE SHIPPING)

LetterPress Chocolate Collection #1 features three bars:

  • The Private Reserve Ucayali Bar (normally $18 by itself)
  • The Maranon 2015 Harvest Peru Bar
  • The Amaranth Crunch Bar, featuring the last ever La Red cacao from the Dominican Republic

See “A Look at Each LetterPress Chocolate Bar” below for full details on each bar, including tasting notes.

LetterPress Chocolate Collection #2 – $50

(FREE SHIPPING)

LetterPress Chocolate Collection #2 – $50

(FREE SHIPPING)

LetterPress Chocolate Collection #2 features four bars:

  • The Private Reserve Ucayali Bar (normally $18 by itself)
  • The Maranon 2015 Harvest Peru Bar
  • The Amaranth Crunch Bar, featuring the last ever La Red cacao from the Dominican Republic
  • The Kokoa Kamili Tanzania Bar

See “A Look at Each LetterPress Chocolate Bar” below for full details on each bar, including tasting notes.

A Look at Each LetterPress Chocolate Bar

Ucayali, Private Reserve, 70% Dark

After a year and a half of waiting, Ucayali is finally here. Click here to read all about it in this month’s Inside Chocolate feature.

From LetterPress — “Late one night in the summer of 2015, we roasted a test batch from the first-ever harvest of Ucayali River Cacao. These beans came from a region of Peru not normally associated with great cacao. But here we knew we had something special, thanks to the exacting standards of award-winning cacao expert Daniel O’Doherty.

Ucayali River Cacao pays farmers a premium for their best work, and the level of dedication and care in the processing has been unlike any we have ever seen. We strive to bring that same level of care to this bar.”

Tasting Notes: Star Anise, Mocha, Pepper, Cedar

Ingredients: Cacao beans, organic unrefined cane sugar, organic cocoa butter

Amaranth Crunch, La Red, 70% Dark

From LetterPress — Think of it as a grown up, healthier version of that certain crunch bar you grew up with. Using our La Red, Dominican Republic 70% Dark chocolate as the base, our Amaranth Crunch Bar features air-puffed naturally gluten-free Amaranth and a touch of Fleur de Sel for a truly unique experience.

Unfortunately, La Red closed its doors in early 2015, unable to pay farmers for their cacao. We were lucky enough to obtain the last bags from this very special co-op.

Once our supply is depleted, that will be the end of this bar. We hope they come back!

Tasting Notes: Red Berry Mocha

Ingredients: Cacao beans, organic unrefined cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic amaranth, fleur de sel

Peru, Maranon 2015 Harvest, 70% Dark

From LetterPress — “Thought to be extinct for 100 years, Pure Nacional cacao was discovered with 40% white beans in late 2007 growing in the Marañón Canyon of Northern Peru by Dan Pearson.

He and his team live with the farmers, pay premium prices and ferment and dry the beans.

Now, more children in the Marañón canyon are going to school and more young people are choosing to stay in the canyon to grow cacao because they are finally getting a fair price for their work.”

Tasting Notes: Citrus, Mocha

Ingredients: Cacao beans, organic unrefined cane sugar

Tanzania, Kokoa Kamili, 70% Dark

From LetterPress — Approximately a ten hour drive from Tanzania’s main city of Dar es Salaam, Kokoa Kamili is based in the village of Mbingu (Kiswahili for Heaven) in the Kilombero Valley area of the Morogoro region bordering the Udzungwa Mountain National Park.

Mbingu is fairly rural with no access to electricity or tarred roads for about sixty kilometers. Kokoa Kamili pays premiums to farmers in the region who grow quality cacao to encourage them to seek quality over quantity.

Tasting Notes: Green Banana, Peppery Mocha Finish

Ingredients: Organic cacao beans, organic unrefined cane sugar

About LetterPress Chocolate

PLEASE NOTE: The LetterPress Chocolate Offer ships only to the United States.

What can you expect from LetterPress? Award-winning, small batch, bean-to-bar chocolate with heart.

Read more about LetterPress in the May 2017 issue’s free article – Behind The Scenes of Letterpress’ New Ucayali Bar. Click here to read the article.

We also covered LetterPress in our December 2016 issue with an IN FOCUS interview. Click here to read that preview.

Here’s an excerpt from LetterPress’ About Us page:

We love chocolate.

But we don’t love how most chocolate tastes the same – artificial, full of sugar and vanillin. We want you to experience the subtle differences in each region we work with, like coffee or wine. To that end, we source and roast cacao beans that are truly exceptional – not only in flavor, but featuring a truly ethical, sustainable supply chain.

We travel to meet farmers in person at the source – Peru, Guatemala, Belize, Dominican Republic, and beyond. We’re always looking for new ways to help farmers and small co-ops out, and with us, you can help too! We pay a premium to the farmers to encourage them to keep growing fantastic, lower-yielding and delicate cacao, rather than tearing out and planting bulk over-productive commodity cacao or other crops.

Cacao is the future. And LetterPress will help build it. We’ve begun the process of selecting farms we truly believe in – not just buying cacao, but actually investing with them and taking an active role in cultivation. Sending equipment and expertise on site, our goal is to make the best chocolate in the world, in a fully sustainable and transparent way.

Click here to read more about their mission on the LetterPress Chocolate About Us page.