Friday, May 2, 2014

Valrhona - Lait Bahibe DR bar - May 2, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Lait Bahibe bar
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 1.23 oz. (35 g.) / 2.46 oz. (70 g.) total bar
Calories: 185 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $7.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Dominican Republic Theme Week.

This Lait Bahibe Milk Chocolate (46% cacao) bar from well-established, bean-to-bar* chocolate-maker Valrhona (France) had a buttery melt and mouth feel while preserving a quality cocoa flavor. Better than your average milk chocolate bar, and made with single origin cacao beans from the Dominican Republic, this smooth DR bar also had a light touch of vanilla.

*For those interested in the bean-to-bar chocolate-making story, the Valrhona website also offered a detailed explanation of bean-to-bar chocolate-making.

I ate half of this Lait Bahibe bar and melted the other half into a lavender cake with whipped cream. No good chocolate goes to waste.

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