Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dick Taylor - Ecuador 76% bar - June 11, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Dick Taylor
Ecuador Camino Verde 76% bar
Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.00 (estimate) in 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Ecuador Theme Week.

If you enjoy a cup of good strong coffee, this Ecuador Camino Verde 76% cacao bar from Dick Taylor (Arcata, CA) might be the right bar for you. There is no coffee in this bar, and it doesn't taste like coffee -- but this bar had a strong, dark roasted richness and balanced acidity like you might find in a cup of java.

Dick Taylor founders (Adam Dick and Justin Taylor) began making chocolate after they'd mastered furniture and boat building (thus the nautical packaging elements). The two bean-to-bar makers appear to have a knack for designing and crafting items by hand.

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