Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Patric Lemongrass-Ginger bar - July 10, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

Patric Chocolate
Lemongrass-Ginger bar
Good +
Weight: .575 oz. (16.25 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) total bar
Calories: 87 calories (estimate) in 1/4 bar
Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Ginger Theme Week.

The minute I sliced open the plastic wrapper that enveloped today's bar, I was treated to the smell of good chocolate. I would happily try almost any Patric Chocolate (Columbia, MO) bar for one reason: Alan 'Patric' McClure does such a masterful job crafting his chocolate, from bean to bar. Add a few high-quality flavors or "additions" to this already fine chocolate, and the stage is set for a great bar.

Authentic-tasting sparkles of ginger sugar dominated the first few bites of this Patric Limited Edition dark milk chocolate bar. The lemongrass essence was, initially, more diffuse and served as a fragrant backdrop until the latter part of the tasting arc. That was fine with me, as I was busy enjoying the ginger. Subsequent bites of this (soy and gluten free) bar see-sawed gently back and forth between lemongrass and ginger.

(Apologies: Pictures to follow later this week.)

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