I have been curious about Yachana chocolate too – the flavour combinations sound interesting … though I would like a chance to sample just the chocolate of course, without any additional ingredients like nuts, fruit or coffee.
Their chocolate undergoes very little processing with none of the hours of grinding and conching that go into making fine chocolate. I think it would be closer to traditional South American methods, like the rough chocolate balls used in Mexico to make drinking chocolate. Some sweetening is provided from the sugar cane juice, so I think it will be strong but not unbearable. I’ve not tried any, but I have tried similar products, which if not exactly what I’d call chocolate are still worth trying.
They are an interesting company based in Ecuador with an emphasis on ecological and social issues, and their chocolate is fairly traded. You can find out more at their website at http://www.yachanagourmet.com.
Let us know if you taste any!