Japanese Sea Salt & Cocoa Nibs (dark milk)

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With cacao from Ocumare (some of you may remember Art’s original Ocumare Milk!), cocoa nibs from Ecuador, and Japanese sea salt from Bitterman Salts, there really is no going wrong with this stunning new inclusion bar. Art teamed up with Mark from Bitterman Salts to find the exotic salt of his dreams. The two landed on an eccentric Japanese sea salt that is hand made from water pumped from the depths of the ocean where the sea water is ultra pure.

Cacao origin:
Ocumare, Venezuela.

Tasting Notes:
Rich milk chocolate, sea salt, accents the flavor of the milk and tempers its cream. Deeply roasted cocoa nibs add texture and accent to the base chocolate flavor.

SKU: AMA-25010 Categories: , , Brand:

Suggested Retail:  10,10

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Case/ Order quantity

12

Ingredients:
Cocoa Beans, Pure Caine Sugar, Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Whole Vanilla Bean, Japanese Sea Salt.

The Chocolate Maker’s Notes:
When planning this bar, I reached out to my good friend Mark Bitterman (of Bitterman Salts). He is a great guy and perhaps the country’s leading expert on exotic salts. We chose this beautiful Japanese sea salt that is hand made from ocean water pumped from the ocean’s depths where the sea water is ultra pure. The cocoa we use to make the milk chocolate comes from Ocumare, Venezuela (one of my favorites) and the nibs are made with cocoa from Ecuador. You will love this very special milk chocolate.

AMANAO, Orem, Utah, USA

Amano is, by far, the most award winning chocolate maker in America. Period. And it’s no secret why, with Amano’s distinct approach harnessing the best aspects of both American and European chocolate making styles. You’ll find all the expression of lightly roasted cacao you’d expect from an avant-garde American, but balanced by the smooth cocoa butter and vanilla notes of the most sophisticated European chocolate makers. No serious chocolate set is complete without Amano.

  • Venezuela, Papua New Guinea, Dominican Republic and Madagascar are the cocoa origins chosen for Amano’s single-origin chocolate bars.
  • The artisan behind the chocolate bars is Art Pollard, who was a prodigious scientist before founding Amano Chocolate in 2006.
  • Located in Utah, Amano Chocolate was among the very first chocolate brands around the world making chocolate from scratch using fine flavor cocoa beans and homemade machines.
  • Amano Chocolate offers a limited assortment composed of 6 single-origin bars and 3 inclusion bars. Instead of launching new trendy and seasonal releases, the brand focuses on delivering a consistent quality in every tested-and-proven creation.
  • Art Pollard seeks out unusual cacao beans, buying them directly from farms, and sometimes even working with the farmers to improve fermentation and drying.
  • All Amano Chocolate bars are gluten-free and vegan, including only dark chocolate options.
  • Every single-origin bar is kept at 70% cocoa, allowing passionate chocolate lovers to have fun comparing and contrasting the different tasting profiles of each bar.

Amano is available on special-order basis: lead-time is 10 days maximum following the last day of every month.
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The Amano range

There is a pure Amano Chocolate bar for every palate. Want to enjoy comforting flavors? You will love the cream, caramel, molasses and brown sugar notes of the 70% Macoris bar. Are you craving bright fruity notes instead? The 70% Madagascar delivers natural flavors of citrus and raspberries. Looking for some adventure? The 70% Papua New Guinea and the 70% Guayas were just made for you! The 70% Ocumare is a complex journey of plums, smoke and espresso, while the 70% Dos Rios has an unforgettable aftertaste of bergamot and lavender.

There are 5 inclusion bars in the Amano assortment. Made with Ecuadorian cocoa beans, the Raspberry Rose bar is a romantic creation that combines rose petals with freeze-dried raspberries, together with small bites of sugar crystals for a crunchy bite. The Mango Chili bar is a tribute to the Aztecs that invented this marvelous pairing, where the sweetness of the mango is balanced out by the liveliness of the chili. The Cardamom Black Pepper bar is where Dominican cacao meets the magical flavor of cardamom with the slight warmth of black pepper. The triple treat Citrus Melange A Trois inclusion bar combines oils from yuzu, along with tangerine and grapefruit. Lastly with cacao from Ocumare, cocoa nibs from Ecuador, and Japanese sea salt from Bitterman Salts, there really is no going wrong with this stunning new inclusion bar.

Curious if Amano would be suitable for your store? Order the sample kit for a perfect introduction to the brand! The kit includes several items of different categories.

Ordering

  • We have no minimum order for EU customers.
  • Minimum order for non-EU customers is €500,-
  • Ordering goes by case quantity. If there's less stock than the case quantity the system won't allow you to add it to the cart. We can add this for you to your order manually. Just leave a note in the comments or contact us otherwise.
  • You can order via the normal product pages in the webshop or via the Quick Order Form.
  • In My Quick Order you will find items you have previously ordered - even more convenient for repeat purchases!
  • Both the Recommended Retail Price (excl. VAT) as well the wholesale price (excl. VAT) is indicated for each product.

Shipping

We ship by DHL or PostNL. These usually deliver within 24 hours (within Holland and Belgium). For other countries the lead-time is about 2-3 days. After your order is processed and ready to ship you will receive a notification by email, detailing the scheduled delivery date and a Track & Trace code.

Shipping costs

We charge a fixed fee for shipping (figures exclude VAT):

 

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Shipping costs€7,50€12,50€17,50€22,50€27,50Actual cost
Free order (free shipping)€150,-€250,-€350,-€450,-€550,-none
Minimum ordernonenonenonenonenone€500,-

We can arrange transportation for orders to customers outside the EU, and will provide an estimate of the shipping cost. Alternatively you can arrange shipping & collection yourself.

In case you wish to book your own transport, you can indicate this at checkout. In which case we do not charge shipping- or order costs.

We continue shipping throughout the summer!

If the temperature reaches 24ºC, we ship all orders in special insulation packaging with ice-gel-packs. These survive temperatures up to 35 degrees for about 3 days. At no extra cost!

  • Before shipping we check the weather forecast at our location, the destination, and locations along the route (if known).
  • We make sure that the parcels are collected by the carrier as late as possible in the afternoon.
  • In case of warm weather we ship out from Monday-Wednesday depending on the expected transit time. And in order to exclude risk of parcels being stored in a carrier's warehouse over the weekend.

EcoCoolBox: an environmentally friendly insulated packaging

The EcoCoolBox which we use for insulated shipping is a unique, completely paper-based and environmentally friendly insulated packaging with an equal or even better insulation performance than EPS (tempex / styrofoam) based solutions. The liners of the boxes are made of fine paper fibres. These fibres have outstanding isulation characteristics, comply to European directives for contact with food products, are 100% recycable, and are made of clean recycled cardboard.

What you can do yourself

Please insure that the delivery address will not result in the package sitting outdoors for any length of time. The High Five Company is not liable for theft or damage during shipping or upon delivery. We highly suggest shipping where you can receive the package immediately. The High Five Company is not responsible for incorrect shipping addresses or addresses where delivery results in a package remaining in a hot, rainy, or otherwise unsuitable environment.

When we pause shipping

The High Five Company will not ship orders if the ambient temperature is over 35ºC in our and/or your location, in which case will delay such orders. But it is your responsibility to order chocolate to be received at under 35ºC. The High Five Company will not refund or replace melted chocolate. Please note this before ordering! You may request a delay in your shipment until the ambient temperature is below 35ºC at your location by adding a note to your order.

Payment

  • iDeal
  • Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
  • Bancontact / Mister Cash (Belgium)
  • Invoice - settlement terms 21 days d.o.i.

For new international customers we ask for payment in advance, before the dispatch of the goods. After 3 succesful orders we can switch to payment by invoice (settlement terms 21 days d.o.i.).

Product types and lead time

We work with a tiered lead-time structure and the lead-time depends on the type of product. We distinguish three types of products in our range;

 Stock productsZotter backorder products (e.g. Hand-Scooped, Squaring the Circle)Special Order products
Brands / productsAmano, Aruntam, Cacaosuyo, Chocolate Tree, Dick Taylor,
Fjåk, Fossa, Fruition, Hogarth, Menakao, MIA, Raaka, Taza,
To'ak and Zotter.
All Zotter hand-scooped bars, all squaring the circle and all product from the Zotter range that are not available online but only via the price & ordersheet.Cuna de Piedra, French Broad, Letterpress, Luisa Abram, Mañoa,
Markham & Fitz, Qantu, Ritual and Solstice.
ProcedureThese we supply from stockThese we do not stock and supply on customer order only.These we do not stock, we collect all orders from our customers during the month and we order it in from the US on the first day of the new month, lead-time is then before the 10th of that month.
For example:
- if you order on Sept 2nd, you will get the product before Oct 10.
- if you order on Sept. 30th, you will also get it before Oct. 10th.
- this applies to every month.
Lead-time1-3 working days1-2 weeks10 days to 40 days

On the Product page ('product data' tab) as well as on the Quick Order Form the type of product and the respective lead-time is indicated.

Orders combining Stock and Special Order Products

If your order consists of product from more than one lead-time category we will normally ship when the order is complete (when the Special Order products have been received). In case the despatch date as a result of that comes to more than two weeks we will contact you to confirm to wait or make a partial delivery.

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