Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cello Chocolate - Ecuador bar - May 14, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Cello Chocolate
Ecuador 70% cacao bar
Good ++ - Very Good
Weight: 1.2 oz. (34 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 180 calories (estimate) in 3/5 bar
Cost: $5.00 (+ shipping)
Purchased from: Cello Chocolate, online order

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

This 70% dark chocolate, single origin Ecuador bar from Cello Chocolate (Nevada City, CA), had a wonderful and, yes, musical tasting arc, with great floral, marshmallow notes -- that were well balanced with bold and smooth fruit/acid flavor.

The Ecuador bar (part of a line of single origin bars from different cacao-growing countries from Cello Chocolate) was made with "sustainably traded and certified organic cocoa beans."

Agami Superfoods - Raw Maya bar - May 13, 2014

Chocolate of the Day:

Agami Superfoods
Raw Maya Chocolate - Single Origin Ecuadorian
Weight: .75 oz. (21.5 g.) / 1.5 oz. (143 g.) in total bar
Calories: 112.5 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $5.49 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Ecuador Theme Week.

This 77% Dark and 100% Raw Maya Chocolate bar from Agami LLC (aka Agami Superfoods) (Boise, ID) had interesting complex flavors and texture. A true single origin bar, both the cocoa mass and the cocoa butter were from Ecuadorian cacao.

I tasted earth, mushroom, tobacco, and caraway notes. The texture of the bar was a little soft side of a hard snap, which was fine. The texture was smooth. Some bites were slightly more "buttery" than others -- likely from the Raw, Organic, Single Origin, Ecuadorian, Arriba Nacional Cacao Butter and/or the Raw Organic Coconut Butter in this chocolate.
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