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Definite Chocolate is an artisan chocolatier from the Dominican Republic. I was very kindly gifted some bars of this vegan dark chocolate to review. All opinions are my own.
What is Definite Chocolate?
Definite Chocolate is a family-run business in the Dominican Republic. They are a micro-batch bean-to-bar chocolate maker, which means that they source organic cacao beans from local producers and transform them into chocolate bars.
Definite Chocolate ingredients
The plain varieties of Definite Chocolate have only two ingredients – cacao beans and cane sugar. This makes the chocolate naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Some of the other varieties have added natural ingredients such as coffee beans and sea salt.
Sadly, there is a problem with child labour in many cacao farms across the world. To combat this issue, Definite Chocolate sources their beans from only a handful of cacao estates which are inspected regularly.
These visits ensure that workers have acceptable conditions, and also that only the finest-quality beans are supplied.
Definite Chocolate varieties
Definite Chocolate is available to buy in the UK in the following flavours:
- Öko-Caribe (70%)
- Öko-Caribe (80%)
- Zorzal (100%)
- Finca Elvesia (65%) Coffee and Sea Salt
This review gives an overview of each of the varities to help you to choose the best one.
Definite 70% dark chocolate
The 70% dark chocolate contains 70% cacao beans and 30% cane sugar. This is the ‘standard dark chocolate’, although really, there’s nothing standard about this – it’s extraordinary.
Smooth and shiny, the chocolate bar melts in your mouth, revealing layer upon layer of flavour – something quite incredible from a product which has only two ingredients!
Definite Chocolate 70% is rich, creamy and fantastically moreish. That said, a little goes a long way as even the smallest bites are so packed full of flavour.
Definite 80% dark chocolate
The 80% variety is made from 80% cacao beans and 20% sugar. This makes it even more chocolatey than the 70% variety, with richer, deeper chocolatey flavours.
Despite the hight cacao content, it’s not bitter at all. If you love dark chocolate, I’d definitely recommend that you try this variety.
Definite 100% dark chocolate
If you’ve never tried 100% chocolate before, then you’ll need to brace yourself for this one. It’s made from 100% pure cacao with nothing else added.
Without any sugar, 100% chocolate is very strong and bitter, so it’s certainly not to everyone’s tastes. Personally, I wasn’t a fan of this one, it’s just far too much for my delicate tastebuds!
That said, if you’ve already aquired a taste for super dark chocolate, then I’m sure you’ll love it.
Definite 65% coffee and sea salt chocolate
Definite Chocolate’s coffee and sea salt chocolate is absolutely incredible. The ingredients are cacao beans (65%), cane sugar, cacao butter, coffee beans and sea salt.
I didn’t think that I liked coffee-flavoured chocolate, but I’m in love. This chocolate should be called magic chocolate, because it performs some kind of wizardry in your mouth.
First, you’ll taste the sweet chocolate, then as it starts to melt, the salty taste comes through. After you swallow, there’s the taste of the coffee. I’ve never known his kind of experience from chocolate before, but it’s amazing.
I would certainly recommend Definite Chocolate to anyone looking for some special chocolate to buy as a gift or to treat yourself. The taster selection includes four different 12-gram bars, which is great if you’re not sure which flavour to get.
Made with love and care and with no unnecessary ingredients, this delicious dark chocolate is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and lecithin-free, so suitable for people who follow all kinds of special diets.
Where to buy
You can buy Definite Chocolate directly from their website here: www.definitechocolate.co.uk