Fortunato No. 4
As the only cocoa pod that produces white beans, Fortunate No. 4 chocolate has a rare and delicious taste. Once the beans are dried, fermented and roasted, the chocolate takes on a darker color and make the perfect 68% dark chocolate. “Its lack of bitterness is remarkable,” writer Florence Fabricant explained in a New York Times article on Cellar Door Chocolates.
Fortunato is the company in Peru that owns these delicious beans. Last summer, Erika traveled to Peru to visit the farmers that harvest this chocolate and learn about the process of growing, harvesting and making the Fortunato No. 4 bean into chocolate.
Laura was moved by how the company cares for its farmers. If one of the famers’ homes is struck by a natural disaster, the company helps them rebuild and get back on their feet. The farmers are also paid a 30% premium. Erika says she likes to know that she’s buying good chocolate from good people!
Erika’s Unique Combinations
Erika’s secret is that while she cares about how her chocolates look (and they are the most beautifully designed chocolates we’ve ever seen), taste is always most important.
While Fortunate No. 4 is mouthwatering on its own, Erika combines unique flavors together that are out-of-this-world delicious and exclusive to the company. You won’t find green chile coconut, dark chocolate licorice, or white chocolate wasabi pea bark anywhere else, that’s for sure!
While Erika is a master at coming up with rare flavors, she gets the simplicity of delicious pure chocolate and makes the classic combinations just right. If you haven’t tried these amazing chocolates yet, we encourage you to visit Cellar Door Chocolates, located in the historic Butchertown Market at 1201 Story Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky, 40206.
Stop in and let Erika find just the chocolate for the occasion!