Celebrity pastry chef and Cacao Barry (a premium Barry Callebaut brand) ambassador Chris Ford has announced that he is launching his exclusive ButterLove&Hardwork bean-to-bar chocolate, aptly called LOVE.
Created in the Paris-based Or Noir Laboratory from Cacao Barry, LOVE is a rich 66% all-purpose chocolate couverture that satisfies both dark and milk chocolate lovers alike with tasting notes of toasted cookies, brown sugar and aromatic cocoa. The handcrafted blend of chocolate is made from the outcomes of the session and uses cacao beans from Ghana and Ecuador.
The Or Noir Experience, made possible with the power of innovation at Barry Callebaut, gives chefs the ability to fully express their talent by creating a unique and customized chocolate recipe from a selection of the world’s best cocoa beans. Chefs have a choice of over than 20 cocoa masses and chocolate cover, with which they can play on the different aromatic notes to achieve a unique and exclusive taste in chocolate.
“This is my love letter to chocolate,” says Ford. “As a professional chef, I’ve had access to the best chocolate in the world; I wanted to create something that would give the home chef that same access, while also introducing my peers to a unique blend that celebrates the very best parts of milk and dark chocolate.
The ButterLove&Hardwork LOVE Collection for Valentine’s Day is available beginning Monday, January 25. The LOVE baking chocolate will be available in 2.2-pound bags ($45), as well as a smaller 5-ounce box ($15). And for every bag of LOVE sold, ButterLove&Hardwork will donate $1 to Feeding America, which provides nearly 10 meals to those in need.