Chocolate Naive’s Nano_Lot collection made in Lithuania features a new chocolate bar every two months. Each bar is limited so if you see one be sure to get it!
What does it take to become a Chocolate Naive Nano_Lot bar? To quote Domantas Užpalis when I recently interviewed him: “Scarcity, flavour and background. I wanted to create the product that constantly evolves and tells a story or two”.
Nano_Lot Finca La Rioja Mexico Pic in Port Townsend, WA
What makes this particular Nano_Lot even extra special is that it’s not one bar, it’s actually two mini-bars. While both bars are made from cacao from Finca La Rioja farm in Cacahoatan, Chiapas, Mexico, each bar is from a different harvest time. According to the the bar’s packaging “Cacahoatan means “Place of Cacao” in the ancient Toltec language”.
Back of the Nano_Lot Box on a Snowy Day
Finca La Rioja Mexico Bar #1:
Color: Light/medium reddish brown.
Nose: Milk chocolate, caramel, grape, red currant, cherry, rum, butter and floral notes.
Contents of the Finca La Rioja Nano_Lot
Texture: Good snap with a light bodied texture.
Taste: Jasmine, lychee and white peach.
Finish: Medium length finish (in the 5+ minutes range) with some buttered rum notes towards the end.
Finca La Rioja Bar #2:
Color: Medium brown (just a touch darker then the first bar).
Nose: Caramel, brown sugar, dark honey and a little red fruit (a more subtle nose then bar #1).
Finca La Rioja Bar #1 and Bar #2
Texture: Medium bodied (a little softer snap then bar #1).
Taste: Mango, tropical fruit, pear, subtle lychee and honey.
Finish: Short (around 5 minutes).
Have you tried any of Chocolate Naive’s Nano_Lot? Which bar has been your favorite so far?