Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cachet - 39% Milk Organic Chocolate DR bar - April 13, 2017

Chocolate of the Day:

39% Milk Organic Chocolate (Chocolat Bio) bar
(Belgian chocolate, Dominican Republic beans)
Good +
Weight: 1.75 oz. (50 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 293 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $3.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Stars USA, LLC (online order)

Welcome to Day #2 Chocolate and Dominican Republic Theme Week.

This Cachet 39 percent Milk Organic Chocolate bar was made in Belgium, with fairly traded, organic cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic.

This relatively creamy, organic (or bio) bar was a little more three-dimensional than most milk chocolate bars. Lots of sugar and milk can mute, or even extinguish, cacao flavors.*

It had an interesting aroma and flavor with some depth (faint roasted coffee, milk, earth, tart fruit) not normally found in chocolate bars with less than 40 percent cacao solids.

*Ingredients list for today's bar: (organic) sugar, (organic) cocoa butter, (organic) whole milk powder, (organic) cocoa liquor and natural vanilla flavoring...Today's five-ingredient* bar was 39 percent cacao solids, and 20 percent (minimum) milk solids, meaning a relatively large percent would be sugar.

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