After a very long absence Willie's Cacao makes an @ChocMission return with their first review in over five years. Those needing a refresh will benefit from being reminded of the Willie's Cacao brand proposition. Willie's Cacao is the love-child (or should that be choco-child) of one Willie Harcourt-Cooze. He created Willie's Cacao and featured the development in a TV series on Channel 4. The programmes charted Willie's journey from sourcing his own chosen cocoa beans, setting up his production in the UK and the creation of his first bars.
Here @ChocMission we were one of the lucky ones that got to try Willie's first set of bars - See HERE and they received some better than average ratings from site owner Jim at the time. Well five years down the line the team decided it about time we try out some of William's latest offerings to see whether he had further mastered the art of chocolateering, and tried out this Willie's Cacao Peruvian Gold Chulucanas 70 bar.
If our wonderfully insightful review whets the appetite to try Willie's chocolate for yourself you should check out his website where you should be able to find most of his range there on offer. The few bars we got sent were the 50.0g single bars (the ones on the website are 80.0g/£2.99), and came in packages very similar to the first bars we tried from Willie's in 2009. The lack of packaging development was on one hand disappointing, however we still thought the bars looked smart with the golden fonts and clear branding a nice balance between premium and non-pretentious.
Overall the team enjoyed this latest offering from Willie's Cacao and were ultimately very happy with the level of quality it provided. As our description above hopefully establishes this isn't a chocolate made for the 'one-a-day Mars bar man' but more one that has created with the chocolate connoisseurs in mind. The depth of flavour on offer from the Peruvian Gold Chulucanas 70 was impressive and would be well matched for any wine or coffee consuming occasion.Willie's Cacao has certainly stood the test of time so we might just take a further look at what the range is offering nowadays. We would love to hear your thoughts @ChocMission.
8.7 out of 10