Summerdown single estate English mint oil subtly blended with our organic, fair-trade 70% cacao dark chocolate from Nacional in Ecuador. Elegance personified.
The inclusion of pure Black Mitcham mint brings a palate cleansing, intense taste to the chocolate unlike some bars which use cheap imported peppermint oil blends from China and India. We love to eat this bar after an evening meal!
Read more about Summerdown’s mission in the mid-1990s to reintroduce this traditional mint crop into Britain as part of a trend towards authentic quality, home grown food.
This organic English Mint chocolate bar is included in our British Icon collection, as well as The Dark Collection, and is delivered straight through the letterbox in our stylish box, the perfect chocolate gift!
English Mint: Organic fair-trade dark chocolate (cocoa mass, cocoa butter), organic fair-trade cane sugar, organic vanilla extract, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin 0.1%. Min. Cocoa solids 70%, Pure Mitcham Mint oil.
Mint chocolate is unbelievably diverse; Rauchbier, a German dark beer smoked over beechwood is not a natural pairing but works very well the sultry tones of the 70% cocoa.
Alternatively you could pair this chocolate with a fresh, metallic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The classic mint flavour and rich texture of this dark chocolate bar compliment the elderflower, citron and gooseberry notes in the wine. Only a small piece of chocolate is needed to make a wonderful combination for your taste buds.
For a more obvious pairing, create a Moroccan after eight flavour profile by pairing this bar with a mint tea, with lots of sugar and an extended steaming, Summerdown English mint tea would balance and lift the subtle flavours of mint in the chocolate.
Alternatively Syrah Port, with its unassuming flavours of allspice, clove and eucalyptus would complement the dark richness of the chocolate and the unassuming eucalyptus flavours will enhance and lift the mint oil aromas.
An alternative choose a more fun an vibrant pairing in the way of an aged extra anejo tequila the lively, grassy warmth of the tequila would emphasize the coolness of the mint, whilst the richness of the chocolate would mellow the experience.
• Casa Noble Anejo Tequila
• El Tesoro Paradiso Extra Anejo