Everything about Caraïbe 66%




Caraïbe 66% is a mythical dark chocolate from Valrhona. Chocolate is one of the world's most beloved confections and dark chocolate has become a popular option for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth while limiting their sugar intake. Valrhona is a French chocolate maker founded by a pastry chef in 1922 and known by chefs for its excellence.

Its Caraïbe 66% chocolate is a delight for dark chocolate lovers. Thanks to its mellow, well-rounded flavor, Caraïbe has become L’École Valrhona’s benchmark product. Its authentically chocolatey flavor makes it a popular choice for kitchen recipes.

With its intensely bitter notes, woody highlights and hints of toasted nuts, Caraïbe leads you on an intoxicating dance through the cacao forest.

Origins and characteristics of Valrhona Caraïbe 66% dark chocolate

A dark chocolate blend

Caraïbe 66% is a professional dark chocolate created in 1988 by Valrhona. Caraïbe’s name pays homage to the diversity of the Caribbean islands, whose cocoa beans inspired its creation. This chocolate results from a complex blend of different cocoa beans. The art of blending combines the organoleptic qualities of cocoa beans from other regions. In the case of Caraïbe, the cocoa beans are typical of the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, and Togo. These profiles are blended to obtain Caraïbe’s unique and consistent flavor, which is both balanced and roasted.

A dark chocolate to enjoy

Caraïbe 66% is a dark chocolate ideal for tasting wonderfully balanced chocolate with a mellow, well-rounded flavor. Its notes of roasted dried fruits make it a consensual chocolate accessible to all lovers. A sweet bitterness with woody accents distinguishes it. This chocolate is particularly popular with children. It is ideal for gourmets who want to learn about dark chocolate. Chocolate lovers will love the Caraïbe 66% bars in 70g or 120g. For the enthusiasts of this dark chocolate, bags of chocolate pieces molded from beans are available in the store in 250g bags.

A dark chocolate for baking

Valrhona's Caraïbe 66% chocolate offers a balanced profile for cooking and pastry-making. The benchmark chocolate of the Valrhona School is particularly suitable for coating chocolate sweets or making sorbets. Use this dark chocolate for ice cream, frozen desserts, or frozen Christmas logs. Also used in chocolate mousses, "crêmes," and ganache, Caraïbe 66% is one of the most popular chocolates among chefs. For your recipes, choose Caraïbe 66% chocolate bags from 1 to 3kg. Remember to keep them between 16 and 18°C to preserve the organoleptic qualities of the chocolate.

A more responsible chocolate

Valrhona is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its chocolate production, including with the Caraïbe 66% chocolate. The cocoa beans used for this chocolate are grown sustainably, which helps preserve local ecosystems and support cocoa farmers. To learn more about our practices, click here.

How to use Caraïbe 66% chocolate?

Valrhona's Caraïbe 66% chocolate is highly appreciated by chefs and pastry chefs worldwide because of its aromatic profile and technical qualities. To incorporate it into your recipes, follow the tempering curve (melting temperature) indicated on the packaging.

This iconic brand chocolate suits many culinary applications: coating, sorbets & ice creams, moldings, creamy desserts, ganache, or mousses...

The magic alliances to taste with Caraïbe 66%.

Caraïbe 66% dark chocolate goes well with various ingredients, such as dried fruits (pecans, pistachios, almonds...) and spices. To add a fresh touch, add a slight acidity by incorporating lemon zest, lemongrass, or mint into your recipe. Try these inclusions in ganache, mousse, or cream.

Where to buy Valrhona Caraïbe 66% dark chocolate?

Amateur and experienced pastry chefs and chocolate lovers get their supply of Caraïbe 66% in several ways. Firstly, many chocolatiers and pastry chefs in the US purchase the chocolate through distributors. This chocolate and all our other references are available for gourmets on Valrhona-chocolate.com website.

In short, Valrhona's Caraïbe 66% chocolate is an exceptional choice for dark chocolate lovers. With its rich, balanced flavors and commitment to sustainability, this chocolate is not only delicious but also allows you to make an ethical choice in consumption. Try it today and discover why Valrhona is one of the world's most famous chocolate brands.