Cocoa is a fruit native to Brazil, but, ironically, Brazil never really gave any value to it, limiting its involvement to solely cultivation and export. So after 400 years of cocoa exports, Brazil finally has a contender when it comes to high-quality intense dark chocolate: Chocolate Q.
The Aquim family, famous for their gastronomical services around Rio, decided to out-do all the other products on the market and come up with an intense chocolate made purely of the créme-de-la-créme from Fazenda Leolinda, one of Brazil’s most selective cocoa farms in Bahia.
The chocolate is available in six grades of cocoa mass, with the range divided into “suaves” (soft – 55%, 60% and 65%) and “intensos” (intense – 75%, 80% and 85%). In 2015, Q 65% won a Bronze Award by the UK Academy of Chocolate and in 2013 the entire range were granted a Bronze Lion from Cannes Design Awards for its beautiful and exclusive packaging.
You can taste their entire collection, starting at 55% and finishing at 85%, in a private tasting session in their Ipanema store, while also learning about the process and history of chocolate in Brazil.
The sequence of chocolates fires up your heart with seratonine and endorphins!
Chocolate Q Ipanema: Rua Garcia D’Ávila, 149 Tel: 2274 1001 Village Mall, Barra da Tijuca: Tel: 3252 2631 Galeão Airport Terminal 2: Telefone:3398 2127 Weekdays only. Regular price: R$50 per person for 90 minutes tasting, minimum 2 participants (price includes chocolate tastings but not drinks or others gifts from their store) RFP readers get R$20 off per person! [email protected] www.chocolateq.com