The scoop on single-origin ice creams.
If you think all chocolates and vanillas are alike, you don’t know beans.
The cacao beans from Costa Rica and Kalimantan produce cocoas as different as, well, wines from Burgundy and Beaujolais. The same is true of high-quality vanillas: your taste buds can clearly tell Mexico from Madagascar.
Like fine varietal wines and gourmet coffees, Choctál ice creams are made from single-origin ingredients—one variety of cacao or vanilla, harvested from a single region. It’s the unique flavor profile of each local variety that gives Choctál chocolates and vanillas their deliciously distinctive nuances. You’ll also find them richer and more intense than the blended flavors in most ice creams. To understand the difference, read our tasting notes below.
The perfect ice cream? Some people think so.
Besides single-origin ingredients, we add more chocolate or vanilla than most ice creams— and less air. (Who likes the taste of air?) Our all-natural cream base contains no artificial additives, eggs or gluten. No wonder notable foodie Ruth Reichl called Choctál “the perfect chocolate ice cream.”
We suggest you sample all our flavor origins to find your favorites. We guarantee you’ll never want to settle for ordinary chocolate or plain vanilla again.