Extra Bitter 61%

GRAND CRU BLENDS Extra Bitter 61%

Chocolatey & Intense

Flavor Profile Sweet Spices

Secondary Notes Dried Fruits

Hint of Coconut

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Extra Bitter 61%

Launched in the 1960s, Extra Bitter is one of the iconic products on which Valrhona’s reputation has been founded.

EXTRA BITTER’s intense chocolatey flavor and powerful character is set against a bitter body.

Extra Bitter is a subtle blend of cocoa aromatic profiles typical of the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Madagascar, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. These profiles are blended to obtain Extra Bitter’s unique and consistent flavor, which is both chocolatey and intense.


Optimal Application


Recommended Applications

MoldingBarsMoussesCrémeux & GanachesIce Creams & Sorbets


AlmondHazelnutPistachioCaramelFrutosMintMuscovado sugar

% of main ingredient

61% of Cocoa

Best by:

14 months


Cocoa beans 51.48%, Sugar 37.9%, Cocoa butter 10.2%, Emulsifier: sunflower lecithin 0.4%, Natural vanilla extract 0.02%.

Kosher product


Gluten free


Packaging Format

3kg bag - 4657
3 x 1kg blocks - 100


35.40 x 21.40 x 29.50

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Store in a cool a dry place where the temperature is maintained at 14-16°C / 57-60°F.

Extra Bitter 61%