Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bar Au Chocolat - DR bar - May 4, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Bar Au Chocolat
Duarte Province, Dominican Republic bar
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .92 oz. (26 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 138 calories in 2/5 bar
Cost: $13.00 in 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was the last day (Day #7) of Chocolate and Dominican Republic Theme Week.

This dark chocolate 70% cacao bar from Bar Au Chocolat (Manhattan Beach, CA) was crafted from two ingredients: cacao and cane sugar. The single origin dark bar was carefully esconced in a gold-stenciled manila outer wrapper, and a beautiful, copper-gold inner foil wrap.

The cacao beans used to make this tasty bar came from the Duarte Province in the northern part of the Dominican Republic (DR). The chocolate had a balanced red/acidic fruit note combined with a smoother, darker, earthier flavor that I didn't pick up in other DR bars this week.

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