Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cacao Prieto - Orchid bar - Nov. 9, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Cacao Prieto
Orchid bar
Good ++ - Very Good
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1/3 bar
Cost: $8.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Cacao Prieto, online order

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Dominican Republic Theme Week.

Floral flavors and notes in chocolate are often the first to be lost, or overpowered by acidic or bittersweet notes in dark chocolate.

So, it was a pleasure to be able to unfurl this attractively-wrapped Orchid bar from Cacao Prieto (Brooklyn, NY) to taste a few squares of smooth, 72% single origin (Dominican Republic), organic dark chocolate infused with authentic-tasting orchid oil.

Vanilla comes from an orchid, so this is not such a far-fetched flavor blend as it first sounds. And it was fun to try. I do recommend finishing a bar like this fairly quickly though, as some of the most subtle floral notes do tend to dissipate over a short period once a package or bar is opened.

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