Fresh Mint Truffles
Chocolate and mint are a classic confectionery combination for a good reason. Sweet, light, and luxuriously rich, there’s something about the blend of dark chocolate and refreshing mint that always brings a smile to our faces. In fact, it might be memories of mint chocolate chip ice cream at the seaside, sitting in the sunshine, that made us think of this! (Fingers crossed for some hot, sunny days heading our way soon.)
For this month’s truffles, we’ve infused freshly-picked mint (straight from Mike’s garden!) into a delicious fondant, complemented beautifully by the dark flavour of our Gola Rainforest 68% chocolate shell. Just remember not to start scoffing them until after 7:59pm!
Tasting notes: Subtle, fresh mint melting into dark chocolate with brandy notes and a brownie finish.
In boxes of 12 truffles.
Ingredients: Cocoa beans, sugar, glucose, mint
Part of our series of limited edition monthly truffles, subscribe to reserve yours monthly.
The Gola Rainforest
The Gola Forest is one of only two national parks in Sierra Leone, referred to as the ‘green diamond of the nation’. A remnant of the Upper Guinean Tropical Rainforest, it is home to over 330 bird species, of which 14 now face global extinction.
The Gola Rainforest project is providing a livelihood and income for farmers around the national park while helping them to protect the rainforest from deforestation. Growing cocoa isn’t an easy task, and harvesting the pods can only be done by hand when grown under the canopy of the rainforest, hence the destruction of nearly all of Ghana’s rainforest when they opted for easy harvesting, leaving devastation.
The project has been supporting farmers to harvest, ferment and dry their cocoa beans to the best quality to yield higher prices from chocolate makers around the world.
The rainforest is home to many endangered species including forest elephants, pygmy hippos and chimpanzees.