Mirzam Chocolate Makers: Winter in Morocco

  • A WINTER IN MOROCCO
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    Inspired by the rich heritage of the maritime Spice Route, Mirzam are bean-to-bar chocolate makers, hand-crafting chocolate at every stage at their Alserkal Avenue factory in Dubai. Read more about their story and process here

    In addition to their award-winning Single Origin range, Mirzam seasonally produces a themed series. Winter in Morocco is one of these special editions - a collection of five bars with distinctly innovative Moroccan flavour profiles.


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    Geometric pattern is the essence of Moroccan art, and each Moroccan zellij pattern was hand-drafted and painted using watercolour. Additionally, certain ingredients used in the preparation of the Winter in Morocco series were incorporated into the paint, such as orange blossom water, saffron, mint, and so on.​​​​​​​
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    INSPIRATION:
    FES, MOROCCO
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    PROCESS

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    Explorations of colour and pattern, with relation to the flavours, were explored in detail. The final paintings subtly hint at the essence of chocolate within it. 


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    THE COLLECTION
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    Duotone ombré series
    24cm x 24cm
    Watercolour on 140 lb Arches Torchon
    2016
    Private collection


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    From left to right:


    62% Dark Chocolate with prunes spiced with Ras el Hanout
    36% White Chocolate with roasted almonds infused with Moroccan orange blossom
    36% White Chocolate infused with saffron
    52% Milk Chocolate with sea salt
    62% Dark Drinking Chocolate with Moroccan mint