Monday, March 3, 2014

Black Mountain Cocoa Nib Bar - March 3, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Black Mountain Chocolate
Cocoa Nib Bar
Weight: .56 oz. (15.7 g.) /2.25 oz. (63.6 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 84 calories (estimate) in 1/4 bar
Cost: $N/A - sample
Purchased from: Black Mountain Chocolate (online order)

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Nib Theme Week.

Black Mountain Chocolate (based in Swannanoa (near Asheville), NC) makes bean-to-bar chocolates, including today's bar.

And, as noted in earlier entries this week, nothing expresses more of the cacao bean than a dark chocolate bar with crunchy, roasted cacao nibs. The combination creates a concentration of dark flavors and textures. This 70% cacao bar had a very subtle earthy flavor.

My understanding is that the owners of Black Mountain Chocolate were thinking of naming the bear that appears on the company's packaging (and bars). I'm hoping the bear's name will be something like "Mr. Nibs." It would be an apt moniker for a dark-colored bear mascot.

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