Bucare is a versatile, balanced dark chocolate that has pleasant tones of dried fruit. Moderately acidic, less fluid, Bucare has a long, lingering "mouthfeel" with great character and texture. For years it has been relied upon for balance between flavor, aroma, and flexibility, making it El Rey's recommended all purpose dark chocolate. However, Bucare is hearty and thick and not recommended for confectionery or decorative applications where a more fluid chocolate is desired.
Bakers should use for molded chocolates and glazes, filling for pastries and cakes. Make chocolate-covered pretzels, mix up a batch of hot chocolate, or use as a glaze for Boston cream pie. Pair with a soft minerally red like Tempranillo, Barbera d'Alba, or a Meritage.