Monday, April 24, 2017

Mama Ganache - Tasting Kit - Bolivia - Apr. 24, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Mama Ganache Chocolates
Single Origin Tasting Kit - Bolivia
Good+++ - Very Good
Weight: .4 oz. (11.32 g.) / 2.5 oz. (75 g.) in 1 tasting kit
Calories: 60 calories (estimate) in 5 pieces
Cost: $N/A gift from family member (Thank you David!) ($8.95)
Purchased from: N/A - gift purchased from Mama Ganache, San Luis Obispo, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Bolivia Theme Week.

Today's single origin chocolate made with Bolivian cacao was part of a single origin tasting kit, that contained chocolate "tasting bits" from five different origins, from Mama Ganache Chocolates (San Luis Obispo, CA).

Inside the tasting kit box were instructions for how to taste chocolates, with a beverage: water, hot tea, hot coffee or wine (including which wines might work best with chocolates).

The bean-shaped, Bolivian chocolate tasting bits (pieces) were made from Bolivian cocoa nibs, organic sugar and organic cocoa butter. Each piece was tasted slowly and carefully with room temperature water, first thing in the morning.

Tasting notes for Bolivia: red plum, caramel

And below are my tasting notes:

  • Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, red fruit
  • Melt, texture: buttery melt and relatively smooth, buttery texture
  • Taste: dark chocolate malt with chocolate ice cream, light caramel
  • Finish: pleasant, smooth

*The Mama Ganache Tasting Kit contained tasting pieces from: Bali, Belize, Bolivia, Peru and Uganda.

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