Saturday, May 16, 2015

Timothy Adams - Machu Picchu Sipping Chocolate - May 16, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Timothy Adams Chocolates
65% Machu Picchu Peru Sipping Chocolate
Very Good
Weight: 8 fl. oz. (estimate) for 1 serving
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) for 1 serving
Cost: $5.75 for 1 serving
Purchased from: Timothy Adams Chocolates, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Week.

Timothy Adams Chocolates (Palo Alto, CA) is a local Bay Area chocolate shop run by creative duo Timothy Woods and Adams Hollands.

Today I tried their drinking chocolate for the first time -- an iced, 65% Machu Picchu* Peru Sipping Chocolate made with non-fat milk that was served in a slender glass bottle with a straw over ice.

Customers select the milk of their choice for their chocolate beverage. I chose cow's milk over hazelnut "milk." The hazelnut did sound tempting, but I wanted to be able to taste the 65% Peruvian chocolate flavor.

It may have been my imagination, but I thought I detected the same slightly bitter (grapefruit?) note as I've been tasting all week with other chocolates made from Peruvian cacao beans. Unique and unpleasant, this characteristic was part of a nicely well-balanced complex flavor profile in each chilled sip. It was very good, and very satisfying.

I look forward to tasting more hand-crafted truffles and Sipping Chocolate flavors from Timothy Adams in the future.

*Machu Picchu is an impressive, ancient (Inca) city. Ruins of this city, located in the Andes mountains of Peru, attract a large number of visitors and/or tourists). 

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