Unlike any dark chocolate you've tasted, our 85% Zorzal is made with only two ingredients, and isn't bitter in the way 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!”
But the real fun part: we don't add any flavors or extra ingredients. So all that flavor, the subtly unmistakable fruitiness, comes from the bean itself.
Similar to a fine wine, the flavor we may find in a bar of craft dark chocolate is the outcome of a bunch of factors often invisible to the consumer's eye: 'terroir', meaning the soil and surrounding crops native to the cacao’s origin; the style and quality of the producers’ fermentation and sun-drying processes; and the roast profile we apply at our studio in the Bronx – all contribute to the complexity of flavor unique to each bite.
The net result: a slow-going roller-coaster ride, splashing into a subtly fruity finish that leaves us 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.