Saturday 15 August, 2020

Angostura launches new cocoa bitters

Angostura, world renowned for aromatic bitters, has added yet another flavour to its portfolio with the latest innovation- Angostura cocoa bitters.

The new product is made using Trinidad and Tobago’s own Trinitario cocoa well-known globally for its bold characteristics, its depth of flavour and aroma, which command a premium price on the international market.

T&T is designated as a 100 percent fine or flavour cocoa producer, a status it has held for decades.

After years of continuous research and trials, the Angostura team led by Master Blender, Carol Homer-Caesar, created the perfect recipe for this latest product.

 “We believe our locally cultivated Trinitario cocoa delivers a far superior flavour profile to other geographic regions. Our hope is that our new, expertly crafted, cocoa bitters inspires people to create their own signature cocktail and food recipes to savour and enjoy with family and friend,” she said.

The launch of the cocoa bitters coincides with an unprecedented moment, when people around the globe are spending more time than ever at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company, headquartered in T&T, said this has sparked a wave of ‘DIY’ in the kitchen at home and at bars. As a timeless brand that has been flavouring the world for the past 196 years, they  have an opportunity to inspire mixologists, drinks enthusiasts and home chefs to seize this time of creativity and address their appetite for authenticity and natural ingredients.

 Angostura launched orange bitters 13 years ago and said forecasts for the demand of cocoa will result in increased output in local cocoa production.

We have already been in contact with many of the local producers to ensure a steady supply of cocoa for our production process which has put local producers in expansion mode. In fact, the demand for our latest innovation has already surpassed initial projections. We are delighted that this latest product is quickly capturing market share across the globe, which is exactly what our team had in mind when they were formulating the perfect recipe,” the company said.

Angostura cocoa bitters will be exported to several markets including the United States where it will be placed in over 1200 Walmart stores in the introductory phase. It will also be sold in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Containing top notes of rich, floral and nutty cocoa combined with an intoxicating infusion of aromatic botanicals, Angostura Cocoa is said to be ideal for use in both professional and at-home settings, and for sweet and savoury applications.

It pairs perfectly with sweet vermouth or aged spirits such as whiskey, rum, cognac and tequila, while bringing new layers of depth and complexity to cocktails, such as the classic espresso martini.

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