Valrhona Jivara 40% Milk Chocolate Box
The Creamy Chocolate Soul
Valrhona’s Grand Cru collection would not be complete without the smooth, sweet delight that is milk chocolate. Their Jivara blend is one of the first milk chocolates developed just for that collection.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
A pronounced cocoa taste hits the tongue when you bite into a Jivara bar, followed by notes of malt and vanilla. It is both mild and unapologetically chocolatey, made of Forastero-style Nacional cocoa from Ecuador. This is an easy sweet milk chocolate for snacking, complete with a creamy texture and light finish.
The secret to pairing milk chocolate with anything is in the balance and quality of ingredients. Milk chocolate tends to have caramel notes, which play very well with nuts, ginger, and citrus. Other interesting partners for milk chocolate are avocado ice cream and Asiago cheese — the younger, the better. If you’re looking to pair your sweet treat with wine, pluck up a bottle of Valpolicella, Banyul, or Pinot Noir.
A NEW AND TRUE MILK CHOCOLATE
Valrhona was among the first chocolateries to describe their confections in a similar fashion to wine, focusing on grand cru, single origin, and even vintage. Just like their efforts to showcase the true potential of dark chocolate with the Guanaja line, Valrhona completely remade the standards for milk chocolate when they developed their Jivara.
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!