Monday, November 17, 2014

The Oakland Chocolate Co. - Black Pepper Cherry Bar - Nov. 17, '14

Chocolate of the Day: 

The Oakland Chocolate Co.
Black Pepper Sweet Cherry Bar
Good ++ - Very Good 
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 149 calories (estimate) in 1 bar
Cost: $2.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Oakland Chocolate Co., Oakland, CA

Dried sweet cherries harmonized with dark chocolate, in today's slightly earthy, Black Pepper Sweet Cherry Bar from The Oakland Chocolate Co. (Oakland, CA). A light sprinkle of black pepper and sea salt gave this 70% cacao bar a balanced, complementary flavor zing.

Chocolate maker, Nancy Nadel, sources cacao beans from a single Parish (Saint Mary) in Jamaica to craft her bean-to-bar (or bonbon) chocolate that serves as a base for her offerings.

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Jamaica Theme Week.

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