Single Origin Madagascar - 80% cocoa bar
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .66 oz. (18.75 g.) / 2.64 oz. (75 g.) total bar
Calories: 110 calories
Cost: $7.25 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Draegers, San Mateo, CA
Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Single Origin Theme Week. Madecasse, based in Brooklyn, New York, specializes in single origin bars from Madagascar. The company provides "cocoa farmers with equipment and training and pay(s) them above fair trade prices." And, bars are made in Madagascar as well.
This particular bar is higher in cocoa content (80%) than other Madecasse bars I'd tasted before. My experience with bars over 80% cacao content: you never know what you'll get. This bar had a rich, dark flavor, but also a slightly bitter or acidic taste that might have come from the roasting process. This flavor seemed to override other flavors that may have been present. I think I prefer a less uniform, and more complex flavor arc with other notes being allowed to make an appearance.
And that, my friends in chocolate, is the most fancy pants language you'll probably hear me use in a chocolate post.
Thank you to Jacinta and Jane for their tasting help.