Saturday, July 30, 2011

ChocolateBet: July 30, 2011

Chocolate of the Day: 

.5 oz. piece
Chuao Chocolatier
Honeycomb - Dark Chocolate Bar with Caramelized Honey
Good +
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) / 2.8 oz. (80 g.) total bar
Calories: 75 calories
Cost: $5.99 total bar
Purchased from: Sigonas, Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Tout Sweetener Theme Week.

My favorite entries in this week's group of bars, truffles, and other chocolate creations? The ones that capture and elevate the unique flavors of natural sweeteners -- so they rise slightly above the chocolate --, without boosting the overall level of sweetness so much that it ruins everything. This is very difficult to achieve. Though this Honeycomb bar from Chuao Chocolatier was very sweet for a dark (60% cacao) bar, a small burst of real honey flavor arrived at the very end of the flavor curve. Like other Chuao bars I've tried, rather than being scored into squares or rectangles, it was artfully embossed with the Chuao name and a cocoa pod design.
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