Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fruition - Camino Verde Crunch bar - June 10, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Fruition Chocolate
Camino Verde Crunch bar
Good +
Weight: 1.055 oz. (30 g.) / 2.11 oz. (60 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 158 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $13.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Ecuador Theme Week.

Today's Camino Verde Crunch dark bar from Fruition Chocolate (Shokan, NY) was crafted with cacao beans from Balao, a city located in the Guayas Province, on the west coast of Ecuador.

The "Crunch" in the Camino Verde Crunch bar came from stone-ground cacao. Particle sizes in this bar were even and smooth and slightly crunchy, with no "grit," making this stone-ground chocolate a delight to eat.

This was a fairly robust dark bar at 75% cacao content. While the bar's packaging suggested I might detect hints of eucalyptus and malt, I didn't really pick up on these flavor notes. 

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