Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sea Salt and Nibs bar - July 30, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Madecasse LLC
Sea Salt and Nibs bar
Good - Good +
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) in 1 small bar
Calories: 132 calories (estimate) in 1 small bar
Cost: $ N/A
Purchased from: N/A

This small 63% cocoa bar from Madecasse LLC made up in flavor and texture what it lacked in size. I couldn't detect any sea salt (good for those who prefer less salt and want to focus on the chocolate, perhaps not as good for those who want a bit more salt flavor that might enhance certain flavors). The base chocolate was flavorful and the uniform scattering of cocoa nibs provided crunchy texture in every bite.

Madecasse makes their bars in-country, from bean to bar (in Madagascar), using Madagascar-grown cocoa beans. Being closer to both the beans and the farmers, makes it easier for chocolate making, and for the company to develop local relationships and encourage natural farming practices that may include, for example, natural composting, and alternatives to herbicides and pesticides.

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Cacao Nibs Theme Week.

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