Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cocoa Caliente bar - June 4, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Compartes Chocolatier

Cocoa Caliente bar
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) piece / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 75 calories (estimate) in 1/2 oz. (14.1 g.) piece
Cost: $9.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Compartes Chocolatier, Los Angeles, CA

Mexican Hot Chocolate truffle
Good - Good +
Weight: .4 oz. (11.32 g.) (estimate) for 1 truffle
Calories: 60 calories (estimate) in 1 truffle
Cost: $25.00 (part of 10 piece Jonathan's Signature
Purchased from: Compartes Chocolatier, Los Angeles, CA

Today I celebrated Day #6 of Spicy Chocolate Theme Week with two chocolates (a bar and a truffle) from Compartes Chocolatier (Los Angeles, CA). Both were adorned with colorful Day of the Dead skull art.

The first chocolate: Compartes "Cocoa Caliente" (hot chocolate) bar was made from dark chocolate (73% cacao). This gluten-free bar had a deep, almost earthy, flavor. About 7-10 seconds after taking a bite, cinnamon notes in this bar ignited into a slow cayenne burn finish.

Compartes Chocolatier's Mexican Hot Chocolate truffle was decorated with small red skull and crossbones across the top; and it tasted very much like a cup of hot chocolate, with a warm cinnamon flavor and a chocolate ganache (filling) with an almost flowing melt.

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