Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Marou - Ba Ria 76% bar - May 15, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

Marou Chocolate
Ba Ria 76% bar
Weight: .875 oz. (25 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 148 calories in 1/4 bar
Cost: $10.00 in 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Vietnam Theme Week.

Marou Chocolate (Vietnam) packaging and design is so good I could eat it -- or wear it.

I wondered: How expensive would it be to buy enough Marou bars (for their paper wrappers) to make a top or a dress to wear? A small fortune, no doubt. (See some of my imagined Marou red dresses, bottom right. More to come...)

In the meantime, I was completely satisfied with eating the lovely chocolate bar inside today's Ba Ria 76% bar wrapper. It had some bold fruit acidity with a slight earthy taste in the finish.

Marou tasting notes for this bar stated: "A bold and fruity chocolate made from Trinitario cacao (beans) sourced directly from family-owned farms in the province of Ba Ria."

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