Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pacari Chocolate - Los Rios 72% cacao bar - February 9, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

Pacari Chocolate
Los Rios - 72% cacao bar
Good +
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) total bar
Calories: 74 calories (estimate) in 1/2 oz. (14.1 g.) serving
Cost: $6.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today's bar was an organic dark chocolate bar from Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador). This 72% cacao single origin bar was from the Los Rios region. (It was also kosher and dairy free with no gluten ingredients.)

This bar had rich, slightly more complex chocolatey flavor -- complex and pleasing flavor arcs often being a strength associated with single origin offerings.

Pacari, like many fine chocolate makers, also has a good story and a close connection with farmers. More about that soon.

Note: Due to travel this week, posts and photos will be delayed.

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