Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Black Mountain Chocolate - Espresso Bar - June 13, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Black Mountain Chocolate
Espresso Bar
Weight: .75 oz. (21 g.) / 2.29 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 127 calories (estimate per label) in 1/3 bar
Cost: $5.00 (estimate) for 1 bar (part of a larger order)
Purchased from: Black Mountain Chocolate, phone order

Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Coffee Theme Week.

Today's 70% Cacao Espresso Bar came from Black Mountain Chocolate (Winston-Salem, NC), a family owned business that has been offering bean-to-bar chocolate since 2007.

The company began operations near Asheville, NC. Later their "Visible Factory + Kitchen" moved to their present day location in Winston-Salem, NC.

This 70% cacao dark chocolate bar was "dusted with finely ground espresso beans" from Dynamite Roasting Company (Black Mountain, NC). In fairness to Brent Peters and team at Black Mountain, by the time I ate this bar (today) it was past its expiration date. However, it was still very good.

The chocolate had rich, smooth dark chocolate aroma and flavor with dried fruit (raisins) and freshly ground coffee notes. The dusting of finely ground coffee gave it additional dark depth, without smothering the fruit notes that still shone through.

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