This year at Chocoa Amsterdam we had the pleasure to meet Clay Gordon from The Chocolate Life and The Chocolate Wire. Besides making chocolate we love to talk about chocolate as well. Our conversation started at Chocoa. We continued when he visited our workshop in Rotterdam and now you can join our conversation on YouTube.
Balmy Brazil is no ordinary milk chocolate. The low fat sweet buttermilk accentuates the complex notes and delivers an unique silky texture to organic Brazilian 62% cacao. A perfect marriage for the multi-roast profile we give to this cacao. Notes of fruit, dairy, syrup, orange peel, tobacco and coffee can be discovered.
Heinde & Verre means “near and far”. The locally sourced Dutch sweet butter milk and beet sugar allows the organic Brazilian cacao to be fully appreciated. This bean is cultivated by the Coopoam farmer cooperative in the Pará Amazon region. All Heinde & Verre bars are locally crafted in Rotterdam by using slow food techniques and traditional Dutch roasting profiles.
BOLD BRAZIL DARK
A BOLD FRUIT SENSATION
This Brazilian cacao harbours so many flavour profiles that we couldn’t resist to turn it into a generous and multilayered mouth experience. As soon as it starts to melt you’ll discover fresh hints of cherries, orange and deep black chocolate flavours that could remind you of the renowned Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. When you take your time the chocolate continuous to deliver more complexity and yields flavours of flowers, coffee, wood and some maple syrup in the background. All tightly knit together by a slightly rugged texture.
Heinde & Verre means “near and far”. The locally sourced Dutch beet sugar allows the organic Brazilian cacao to be fully appreciated. This bean is cultivated by the Coopoam farmer cooperative in the Pará Amazon region. All Heinde & Verre bars are locally crafted in Rotterdam by using slow food techniques and traditional Dutch roasting profiles
OEHH LA LA! LEKKERE ROTTERDAMSE CHOCOLA!
We hebben er maar vier van in Nederland. In Rotterdam staat er eentje: een kleinschalige chocoladefabriek waar op ambachtelijke wijze single origin chocolade wordt gemaakt. Ewald Rietberg en Jan Willem Jekel produceren chocola van Heinde & Verre.
Lees het interview in het Algemeen Dagblad: click here
TCB NEW ZEALAND
Our Porcelana Dark 71% is now part of the November subscription box of The Chocolate Bar in New Zealand. It is the first time that our chocolate is crossing borders and let’s start at the other side of the globe! The label on the back is especially designed for The Chocolate Bar New Zealand. Happen to be in New Zealand? Grab one, it’s going to be a collectible 😉
Curious to learn more about the story of Heinde & Verre? Read all about it in the Chocolate Bar Interview by Luke: click here
DUTCH BLEND MILK 54%
“Chocolade met een wolkje melk”, chocolate with a “cloud” of milk as we tend to say in The Netherlands. This new Heinde & Verre dark milk bar of 54% combines cacao from Venezuela, Bali and Brazil with creamy Dutch cow milk.
Crafted in the Dutch flavour tradition this milk bar reminds us of the rich Dutch chocolate history and dairy tradition. The blend of premium cacao origins brings complexity and depth to this bar. The combination of the full-bodied Dutch Milk and the fruitiness of the cacao brings a natural hearty flavour to the chocolate.
ORIGINS • Cacao from Venezuela, Zulia, Andes region • Cacao from Indonesia, Bali, Tabanan region • Cacao from Brazil, Pará, Amazon region • Cow milk from the Netherlands • Beet sugar from the Netherlands
TASTING NOTES Red and white fruit, caramel and herbs
Cacao in its purest form: Porcelana Black, 100% cacao, no sugar, no additives.
We have selected this Venezuelan bean as our 100% bar because it is naturally low in acid and bitterness. The art of slow grinding and aging made this bar surprisingly light for a 100% cacao bar.
Tasting notes: complex elegant lingering taste of white fruit, herbs, flowers and nuts.
BLOSSOM BALI WHITE CHOCOLATE
BLOSSOM BALI is our new single origin grand cru white chocolate bar. Made of premium cacao butter from organically grown sun dried beans from the Indonesian isle of Bali. The perfect match for quality Dutch cow milk and sugar beet.
A roaring bouquet of flowers, butter, herbs and honey pampers your senses when opening this package. The natural rich cacao butter is so exciting, aromatic and savoury, that no vanilla or other flavouring is needed.
SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE
Smells Like Chocolate is a small but significant cacao boutique in a beautiful historic location, on your way from the train station Zaandijk to the famous open air museum “Zaanse Schans”. At arms length of the location of Holland’s famous cacao processing industry. Smells Like Chocolate not only sells chocolate and related products, also Ingmar and Kinito facilitate cacao workshops, and you can have a lovely hot chocolate milk or coffee to match you favourite chocolate. The perfect place for a truly good chocolate advice and a very nice selection of Dutch quality chocolate including Heinde & Verre.
A chocolate gallery that specializes in artisan chocolate bars from all around the world. Stocked with eclectic premium chocolate this is the place where you can discover all the variety the chocolate world has to offer. Very serious chocolate indeed and we are happy that Heinde & Verre chocolate is part of the selection. When in Amsterdam, drop by for a “choco-consult”. We promise this shop is well worth the visit.