Sunday, July 18, 2010

ChocolateBet: July 17, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1/8 bar
Taza Chocolate
Weight: .375 oz. (9 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 50 calories (estimate)
Cost: $ N/A - gift -- Thank you Alec
Purchased from: N/A -- gift (purchased in store in Somerville, MA)

Thank you to Alec for providing Taza Chocolate bars for a tasting. Tonight Alec and I did a taste test of three different Taza Chocolate stone ground, organic bars: 60%, 70% and 80% cacao dark bars. I had tried the 70% bar some time ago. Today's choice was the 80% cacao bar. All three bars were dairy free, gluten free, and soy free, and included ground vanilla beans.

All three Taza bars also had a slightly grainy consistency. I am not sure whether it came from the stone ground technique or the ground vanilla beans. Tomorrow, my Chocolate of the Day will be the 60% bar, and I will try melting it so see what effect this has.

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