Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fruition Chocolate - 70% dark bar - November 14, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

Fruition Chocolate
70% Cacao Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good +
Weight: .696 oz. (20 g.) / 2.11 oz. (60 g.) total bar
Calories: 104 calories (estimate) for 1/3 bar
Cost: $6.67 (approximate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Standard Cocoa, New York, NY

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Week. You may notice that today's bar was the third chocolate this week from Fruition Chocolate (Shokan, NY).

Fruition Chocolate Works and Confectionery, is a bean-to-bar operation. They roast and stone grind organic and fairly traded cacao beans and make their chocolate from "scratch" vs. buying pre-made chocolate as most chocolatiers do. Founder Bryan Graham has specialized in single origin chocolate from Peru.

This 70% cacao bar was smooth, with a rich acidic bite and array of flavor notes. The tasting notes on the bar's label read:
"A roller coaster of flavors, bright and assertive with a lengthy dark roast finish."

I received this Fruition Chocolate bar (1 of 3) as part of a subscription offered through Standard Cocoa, a company that will send you new craft chocolate bars each month. What's not to like about receiving a box of good chocolate on a regular basis?

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