Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dude Sweet Chocolate - June 22, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Dude Sweet Chocolate
Plum Sexy Chocolate Sauce
Good +
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) / 4 oz. (113 g.) total bottle
Calories: 25 calories (estimate) in 1 Tablespoon
Cost: N/A - gift
Purchased from: N/A - gift

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Surprise Me Theme Week.

When a friend (thank you Toni!) gave me an intriguing brown bottle of "Dude, Sweet Chocolate," she picked up from Dallas, TX, I was intrigued. Inside the bottle was a dark, "Plum Sexy" chocolate sauce made with plum wine and cacao sagrada bitters.

Bitters are often used in alcoholic beverages. However, I decided to experiment with drink recipes later. It was a hot day today, and drizzling this sauce over a small scoop of chilled, coffee ice cream seemed like a better idea. (And indeed it was.)

This unique sauce contained cocoa powder and 72% cacao South American chocolate. It had a faint tartrate flavor that often accompanies bitters. Relatively lightly sweetened with agave nectar and sugar, the well-balanced, flavorful sauce had just the right amount of acidity from the plum wine. A tiny amount of sea salt helped round out the flavor profile.

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