Decadent, single origin artisanal chocolate created in Maberley, ON by chocolatier Ludwig Ratzinger. Cru Hacienda Chocolate made of organic noble cacao from the Hacienda Elvesia, Dominican Republic.The elegant, rich cacao flavour is entwined with tender tones of black tea and mild tobacco notes. The traditional, gentle processing method (72 hours conching) releases in this exceptional chocolate a fruity note, which is complimented by a hint of refreshing orange flavour and a pleasant grapefruit sharpness, leading to a long-lasting and festive finish.
- Organic cocoa mass
- Organic cane sugar
- Organic cocoa butter
Meet the Maker:
Ludwig Ratzinger as born in Bavaria where his family owned and operated a bakery/pastry business. Ludwig apprenticed in the pastry business at Garmisch-Partenkirchen Business School and in he bakery business in Landsberg. He moved to Canada in 1990, where he went on to work at the Chateau Laurier, and for the Governor General in 2000. Ludwig taught cooking and baking throughout the region, and decided to pursue his long-time passion by making artisan high quality chocolate. Read more about Ludwig’s story here.