We’re proud to introduce Beau Cacao, a new London-based chocolate company making exceptional single estate bars using Malaysian cacao beans.
It’s the end of 2014. and we'd like to share a precious process about how we've been making chocolate from bean to bar in our flat in London.
Earlier this year we announced Beau Cacao, and followed up with a big fruitful trip to find the best cacao in Malaysia...
Its exterior is exotic; a unique specimen that draws you in and makes you wonder what the texture would be, how it would dissolve and how sweet it would be.
I'll cut to it’s birth, drooling as I write. It was first created in 1955, nearly 60 years ago by auguste pralus. The taste is rich and buttery. Imagine a brioche but ten times more luxurious with crunchy pieces of praline; featuring valencia almonds and piedmont hazelnuts coated in rose sugar.
This particular one starring in this clip was from the 20th anniversary of salon du chocolat in paris. It was delicious freshly baked.
A must have if you pass in france, click here to find out where in france.
the praluline review
— how should i begin?
Even if the bean isn’t transparent, we want you to get a good look at the unprocessed cacao and how we grade the quality. See what we see, and see them before we transform them into chocolate.
From a calm, soothing Sarawakian atmosphere to one of the most busiest places we've been to - Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam...
This place is beautiful. The people are amazing. And yes, we’ve found cacao!...
Our first encounter in Ranauwas exhilarating, our hearts were content and we knew that we were on the right path to successfully find cacao in Malaysia. With promise of great quality!.
Searching for cacao in the unknown, remote areas of Sabah is exciting. It’s exciting as it is daunting.
Amazing surprise for us!
People have asked us why we’ve picked Malaysia. We hear “…cocoa isn’t common in Malaysia”, “I didn’t know cocoa grew in Malaysia” and so on. We will tell you a few enticing reasons why we’ve chosen to start our search for cacao beans here.
I’d like to show and tell you about our new bean-to-bar chocolate branding.
Our story began when we first met in New Zealand, back in 2010.