Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chocolat Bonnat - Equateur bar - Aug. 27, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chocolat Bonnat / Bonnat Chocolatier
Dark Chocolate Equateur bar
Good ++ - Very Good
Weight: 1.16 oz. (33 g.) / 3.5 oz. (99 g.) in total bar
Calories: 174 calories (estimate) in 1/3 bar
Cost: $14.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Ecuador Theme Week.

This Equateur bar from Bonnat (Voiron, Isere, France) had a pleasing deep chocolate aroma, and the pieces broke off with a well-tempered, hard snap.

This three-ingredient (cocoa, cocoa butter and sugar) dark chocolate (75% cocoa) bar had an exceptionally buttery smooth texture and melt, and maintained a very consistent, well balanced acid-earth, classic dark chocolate flavor, with a light hint of floral honey, throughout the tasting experience.

Chocolat Bonnat is one of the oldest chocolate companies operating today in France. The company still produces its signature praline chocolates (as well as bars), and has been passed from "father to son since 1884" -- an impressive feat for any business.

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