Unlike any dark chocolate you've tasted, our 70% Zorzal is made with only two ingredients, and isn't bitter like we may often associate with dark chocolate. People tend to describe it like a "chocolate-covered cherry", and we tend to agree and say "thanks for comparing this to something so delicious" – although we don't add any flavors or extra ingredients.
Similar to a fine wine, all that flavor comes from the cacao itself, or more specifically, a bunch of factors often invisible to the consumer's eye: 'terroir', meaning the soil and surrounding crops native to the Duarte province of the Dominican Republic where we source our cacao, as well as the style and quality of the beans' fermentation and sun-drying processes at origin, plus the roast profile we apply at our production studio in the Bronx – all contribute to the complexity of flavor unique to this bundle of nibbles.
The net result: a slow-going roller-coaster ride in the coastal sun, splashing into a subtly fruity finish that leaves you rethinking just what dark chocolate can be.
Organic cacao, organic cane sugar.
Made in a fully vegan facility powered by 100% renewable wind energy.
Zorzal is the namesake for Zorzal Reserve in the Dominican Republic, where we proudly source the beans that go into this very bar.
With a focus on habitat restoration and climate change mitigation, Zorzal Reserve is a private reserve and bird sanctuary of over 1,000 acres, with 70% of the land dedicated as the "forever wild" winter home to Bicknell's Thrush – zorzal in Spanish – a highly threatened songbird who spends summers in upstate NY.
The remaining 30% of the land is home to some of the world's most sustainably-produced and delicious organic cacao, which helps to fund the reserve's conservation efforts. We pay a premium, well over fair trade minimums, so that each farmer and producer receives a truly fair pay to sustain their labor and livelihood.
Learn more about our origin partners at Reserva Zorzal.