Jolonch Stone Chocolate 60% Cocoa 500g
A Bold and Textured Artisan Chocolate
Handcrafted chocolate, the old-fashioned way—à la pedra or stone-ground. The chocolatiers at Xocolat Jolonch achieve an intensely bold, earthy chocolate with a distinctly gritty texture perfect for a taza de chocolate on a cool, rainy evening.
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Handcrafted using traditional methods employed by Jolonch’s chocolatiers since in 1770, this particular chocolate is made only of cocoa, sugar and rice flour. Stone-ground (the process of grinding the cocoa through stone disks) is what creates the distinctly, bold grittiness of this chocolate bar.
Jolonch Stone Chocolate 60% Cocoa evokes an intense cocoa flavor. Made with less sugar compared to sweet and creamy European-style chocolates, this traditional Spanish chocolate is bold and intense, with a rich, earthy flavour and a distinctly gritty texture similar to the Filipino tablea.
While wonderful on its own, Jolonch Stone Chocolate 60% Cocoa is best served as a rich dipping sauce for churros and pastries or used to prepare beverage recipes. We recommend serving a warm Spanish taza de chocolate by melting some Jolonch Stone Chocolate with hot milk, infused with a cinnamon stick for that additional warming spice.
TRADITIONALLY HANDCRAFTED SINCE 1775
The birthplace of Xocolata à la Pedra (Stone Chocolate, an intensely bold and textured chocolate created with traditional stone-grinding techniques used by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans), Agramunt in Spain is also home to Xocolata Jolonch, a family-run chocolatier founded almost three centuries ago in 1775.
Operating the oldest chocolate factory in Agramunt, Spain, Jolonch is synonymous to the native Xocolata à la Pedra (Chocolate Agramunt or Stone Chocolate) as well as a flurry of other chocolates to suit different chocoholics.
The chocolatiers at Xocolat Jolonch continue to create artisanal chocolate using its time-honored techniques invigorated with new technologies and innovations. Bringing rich and decadent chocolates that continue to melt the hearts and tastebuds of chocolate lovers, nearly two centuries later.
Store your chocolates in a cool, dark place, ideally between 18 to 24°C. You can use the refrigerator, but place the chocolate in an airtight container to keep the moisture and humidity out — and retain its full range of flavors, of course