Saturday, July 28, 2012

ChocolateBet: July 28, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chocolate Momotombo
Dark Milk Chocolate (bar) with roasted Cacao beans
Very Good +
Weight: 1.766 oz. (50 g.) in 1 bar
Cost: $ N/A
Obtained from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Happy National Milk Chocolate Day to all.

I wanted a special milk chocolate to honor this U.S. holiday, and to kick off Day #1 of Milk Chocolate Theme Week on Chocolate Banquet today.

Fortunately, I found a great Dark Milk Chocolate bar from Chocolate Momotombo (Managua, Nicaragua), at The Chocolate Garage in downtown Palo Alto, CA -- the only place on the West Coast that carried chocolates from this Central American maker.

If you like cocao nibs you'll really appreciate this bar. The wonderful, complex flavors from the (whole, roasted) cacao beans that are embedded in this "59% Dark" bar are more typical in a bar with a higher percentage of cocoa solids. Less sugar allowed the smooth, earthy, roasted flavors (with hints of nut and olive) to really shine. This was a special bar that I could enjoy any day of the year. Thank you to Carlos and crew at Momotombo for making great chocolates.

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