Los Rios - 72% cacao bar
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) total bar
Calories: 74 calories (estimate) in 1/2 oz. (14.1 g.) serving
Cost: $6.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA
Today's bar was an organic dark chocolate bar from Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador). This 72% cacao single origin bar was from the Los Rios region. (It was also kosher and dairy free with no gluten ingredients.)
This bar had rich, slightly more complex chocolatey flavor -- complex and pleasing flavor arcs often being a strength associated with single origin offerings.
Pacari, like many fine chocolate makers, also has a good story and a close connection with farmers. More about that soon.
Note: Due to travel this week, posts and photos will be delayed.