MULLED WINE 75% CACAO
Old Town Cellars — Mountain Town Red with Mulling Spices
As the cold weather creeps in and the holiday season nears, we love the thought of cozying up with a hot cup of mulled wine. For this bar we teamed up with our fellow Park City crafters at Old Town Cellars to create the perfect blend of mulling spices to use alongside their Mountain Town Red Wine Blend, giving all the warmth of this holiday season in every bite.
In making this bar, we started with the concept first: mulled wine. During the winter months a steaming mug of mulled wine can really hit the spot, especially if it’s poured from a thermos during a wintry outing. We worked closely with Old Town Cellars to find a way to impart the flavorful goodness of this winter beverage into our chocolate. To do this, they lent us one of their wine barrels and we filled it with nibs and a massive batch of mulled wine using their Mountain Town Red wine, oranges, cloves, star anise and cinnamon. Then, we let the nibs soak in this spiced concoction for a couple months, occasionally taking some nibs out to make a small test batch. When the flavor was just right, we emptied the whole barrel, dehydrated the nibs, and then made the full batch of chocolate. For us, perhaps the best part about this whole process were the aromas while making it.
This is a truly limited edition chocolate bar. Only three batches of the Mulled Wine chocolate were made, which should be enough spiced, chocolatey goodness to get us through the cold winter months.
Our Chocolate Club subscribers will be some of the first people to taste this bar. If you want to be the first to try our latest and greatest, consider becoming a member. We now offer Monthly, Bi-Monthly and Quarterly subscription options. The November Edition of our Chocolate Club is all about chocolate and wine pairing, featuring the new Mulled Wine bar, pairing recommendations, and a special club-member-only discount to purchase wine online from Old Town Cellars.
You can find our new Mulled Wine chocolate bar on our website, at our cafes, and at your local Ritual Chocolate purveyor (and if they don’t have it, request it ;).
Seasons Greetings from the Ritual Chocolate Team. Thank you for all your support. We can’t wait for you to taste this delicious chocolate bar.