Monday, March 30, 2015

L'Amourette - 100% Venezuela bar - March 30, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

L'Amourette Chocolatier
100% Venezuela bar
Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 171 calories (estimate) in 1 oz. (14.1 g.) serving
Cost: $ missing information
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #9 of Chocolate and Venezuela Theme Week.

Nothing says intensity like a 100% cacao Venezuela bar made with cacao mass and cocoa butter (and, in this case, a hint of vanilla bean) -- where no sugar has been added.

The chocolate maker(s) at L'Amourette Chocolatier (San Francisco, CA), used Carenero Superior (Trinitario) cacao beans in this single origin bar.

The glossy Vegan, Soy and Gluten-free bar was rich (with cocoa butter) and had the same oxymoronic sounding "smooth but bitter" earth description that I used with three other Venezuela bars this month. Some regions have more of this more intense flavor profile than others. It lacks some of the brighter fruit (citrus), berry, or floral, notes that are found elsewhere.

Thank you to Kathryn for tasting collaboration.
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