Although milk chocolate is often seen as inferior to dark chocolate in terms of sophistication, taste and health benefits, some bean-to-bar makers are creating new interest in milk chocolate specifically with "dark milk" chocolate. While most milk chocolates feature very little cacao, dark milk chocolate contains around 60% cacao.
Fruition Chocolate's 'Marañón Canyon' dark milk chocolate bar boasts 68% cocoa, making the product comparable to a dark chocolate bar, without the bitterness that comes with dark chocolate. As Bryan Graham of Fruition Chocolate describes: "You get some of the intense flavors from the cacao but it’s a creamier texture."
Marañón Canyon is made with rare cocoa beans sourced from the Marañón Canyon of Peru, cane sugar, whole milk powder and cocoa butter. The innovative chocolate product was named a winner of the Good Food Awards 2017.
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