Rogue Chocolatier Inc.
Carenero 70 percent bar
Weight: 1.59 oz. (45 g.) / 2.12 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 238 calories in 3/4 bar
Cost: $16.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA
Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Venezuela Theme Week.
Did I like this bar because of its fancy packaging? No. Was the chocolate inside artfully imprinted with an complex but beautiful design? No.
I liked this Carenero 70 percent bar from Rogue Chocolatier (Three Rivers, MA) because it was great chocolate, some of the best out there.
This bar contained two ingredients: 1.) Carenero Superior cacao beans from Barlovento, Venezuela, and 2.) organic cane sugar from the Green Cane Project, in Brazil.
No emulsifiers, no vanilla, no anything else.
The resulting flavorful, creamy chocolate was, as they say in "wine talk," very fruit forward -- like a bowl of tart-sweet berries and sour cream (there was no cream or dairy in this bar), with a slight spiciness to it. Rich, well-rounded flavor with very little bitterness. And, no off notes.