CASA BOSQUES X HAROLD ANCART - Coffee Malt Chocolate
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CASA BOSQUES X HAROLD ANCART
Harold Ancart (b.1980 in Brussels, BE) lives and works in New York. Works by the artist are included in the permanent collection of numerous institutions worldwide, including the Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Lenbachaus, Munich; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; The Menil Collection, Houston; Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Collaborating with artist Harold Ancart on this bar led us to focus on the flavor of malted grains. We explored the interesting texture and flavor of brown and coffee malt and found it perfectly matched with our white bean heirloom cacao chocolate. The adolescent brown malt mixes with the mature coffee malt to create something luminescent: sweet, bitter, crunchy & tangy; the malt flavor is maintained, even covered in chocolate. The packaging utilizes details from two paintings by Harold Ancart. One of which, coffee malt, features Harold’s contribution to the Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It's Kept, titled The Guiding Light.
Beer and chocolates are the two specialties of my country. I am naturally fond of both. Malted grains are predominantly used to brew beer or for distilling alcohol. Their flavors depend on the type of cereal being used and on the level of roasting. It is untraditional to incorporate malted grains directly into food but having visited many breweries and distilleries in the past I had the intuition that it would make an excellent pairing with the high quality of chocolates Rafa has been making over the last 11 years.
- Harold Ancart
Ingredients: toasted coffee malt, organic heirloom cacao, organic cane sugar.
Net Weight 60g (2.12oz)