Hanky by the Sea 52% Salted Milk Chocolate-McGuire Chocolate Canada-Award Winning Chocolate,Chocolate Bars,Fall,Hank,Inclusions,Milk chocolate
Hanky by the Sea 52% Salted Milk Chocolate-McGuire Chocolate Canada-Award Winning Chocolate,Chocolate Bars,Fall,Hank,Inclusions,Milk chocolate
Hanky by the Sea 52% Salted Milk Chocolate-McGuire Chocolate Canada-Award Winning Chocolate,Chocolate Bars,Fall,Hank,Inclusions,Milk chocolate
Hanky by the Sea 52% Salted Milk Chocolate-McGuire Chocolate Canada-Award Winning Chocolate,Chocolate Bars,Fall,Hank,Inclusions,Milk chocolate

Hanky by the Sea 52% Salted Milk Chocolate

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One of our best selling chocolate bars it is a beautiful balance of sweet and salty.

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Hanky by the Sea 52% Salted Milk Chocolate

McGuire Chocolate

Pickup available, usually ready in 2 hours

174 Water Street
St. Andrews NB E5B 1B2
Canada

+15068144321
Legend has it Hank’s father was a pirate captain, moving in and out of coastal villages with the tides. An enigmatic force keeps Hanky by the Sea, though he never ventures into it.  Lighthouses are where he toils; illuminating hazardous waterways for weary sailors while enjoying milk chocolate salted by the ocean that holds his gaze.
Salt is a staple of maritime life.   From the vast ocean to the sweet treats. It is in the air we breathe and the chocolate we eat.
This 52% Salted Milk Chocolate it a real treat. This bean to bar chocolate is rich, smooth and leaves you wanting more.
 


 
The image of Hanky by the Sea was captured in pencil by Calgary artist Jim Little of Drawings Without Borders. We met Jim at a market in Calgary. When we saw his artwork we insisted that he must draw our cat Hank.


 
This chocolate is for human consumption only. Do not feed it to your pets.

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Daphnee

My absolute favourite!!

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Cindy C.

My favorite of them all. Creamy chocolate with a hint of salt. Delicious!

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Lesley M.

Melt in your mouth goodness
Thanks Hank

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Shauna

LOVE this chocolate bar ! If you love the flavor of chocolate and sea salt this is a must. It is decadent and a chocolate bar that can be spaced out for lasting taste. Let it melt in your mouth! McGuire Chocolate Company is something special and a lot of love and work goes on behind the scenes. Well worth the visit and purchase and if you are there , their HOT CHOCOLATE is the best I have ever had.

Changing the Focus

Industry Evolution

The 20th century chocolate industry was built on a few extremely large companies - making all of the chocolate in the world and distributing it through chocolatiers.  Single origin wasn’t even niche – it just wasn’t a thing.  In this model we lost all transparency to the source and cacao was treated as a commodity.  There are even futures contracts for cacao traded on global exchanges. This treatment is similar to other commodities like oil and gold. The problem is that when we accept cacao as a commodity, we imply that all cacao is created equal.  In turn, the effect on farmers is that they emphasize yield over quality.  Why go through the investment and effort of having your cacao properly fermented if it’s not going to fetch a premium in the marketplace?

When we list our cacao source – not simply the country but the farmer group – you know that your chocolate bar is made from cacao the supports farmer premiums for a product that goes the extra mile.

High Quality

Fermented Cacao

An astonishing amount of effort goes into well fermented cacao. The fermentation process must occur within 2 days of being cut from the tree and cacao trees grow in some of the most remote areas of the world. It is not a commercial crop as it requires strong biodiversity to thrive. 

On top of this, the fermentation process is capital intensive as it requires infrastructure and technical expertise.  A tall order for cacao farmers who (for the most part) live below the poverty line and get squeezed by commodity cacao prices.

Tracability

Is the chocolate you eat transparently traded?

The best indicator is if the farm is listed on the chocolate bar. When the cacao source is listed – not simply the country but the farmer group – you know that your chocolate bar is made from cacao the supports farmer premiums for a product that goes the extra mile.

farmers first

ETHICAL AND TRACEABLE

Fair trade certifications do not go nearly far enough to ensure farmers are actually treated fairly in the chocolate industry. When your cacao sources are traceable you can be confident there is accountability in the supply chain.

A labour of love

The Chocolate Making Process

1

Working with fermented cacao

Only about 5% of cacao in the world undergoes a controlled fermentation due to the specialized knowledge and infrastructure required in remote areas.

2

Transparently and ethically sourced

We publish our supply chain because we are proud of its contributors. You can trace all of our origins back to the farmers and fermentaries.

3

Roasted at different levels

Roasting is the primary flavour influencer that a chocolate maker directly controls. We design, and continuely tweak, a unique profile for each one of our cacao bean origins.

4

Shell removal

Cacao beans are roasted in their shells which then have to be removed before grinding. We have built many winnowers over the years to help semi-automate this labour intensive process.

5

Grinding the ingredients

Melangers stones are made of heavy granite and roll over cacao until the fat naturally liquifies and eventually smooths out. This grinding process takes a week to complete and is where all of the ingredients of chocolate come together.

6

Measure microns

We use a grindometer to measure the micron size of our chocolate near the end of the grinding process. We take our chocolate below 30 microns which is as smooth as the human tongue can detect.

7

Obtain max flavor

The amount of air we exposed the chocolate to during the grind will harmonize the flavour components and mellow the insentity levels.

8

Feel good chocolate

It's easy to feel good while eating world-class chocolate made using only top notch ingredients from traceable sources.

Working with fermented cacao

1

Only about 5% of cacao in the world undergoes a controlled fermentation due to the specialized knowledge and infrastructure required in remote areas.

Transparently and ethically sourced

2

We publish our supply chain because we are proud of its contributors. You can trace all of our origins back to the farmers and fermentaries.

Roasted at different levels

3

Roasting is the primary flavour influencer that a chocolate maker directly controls. We design, and continuely tweak, a unique profile for each one of our cacao bean origins.

Shell removal

4

Cacao beans are roasted in their shells which then have to be removed before grinding. We have built many winnowers over the years to help semi-automate this labour intensive process.

Grinding the ingredients

5

Melangers stones are made of heavy granite and roll over cacao until the fat naturally liquifies and eventually smooths out. This grinding process takes a week to complete and is where all of the ingredients of chocolate come together.

Measure microns

6

We use a grindometer to measure the micron size of our chocolate near the end of the grinding process. We take our chocolate below 30 microns which is as smooth as the human tongue can detect.

Obtain max flavor

7

The amount of air we exposed the chocolate to during the grind will harmonize the flavour components and mellow the insentity levels.

Feel good chocolate

8

It's easy to feel good while eating world-class chocolate made using only top notch ingredients from traceable sources.