Friday, September 22, 2017

Frederic Blondeel - Costa Rica 70% Dark Chocolate Bar - Sept. 22, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Frederic Blondeel
Tablette VI - Costa Rica 70% Chocolat Noir (Dark Chocolate) Bar
Good + - Good ++
Weight: .636 oz. (18 g.) / 1.59 oz. (45 g.) in total bar
Calories: 90 calories (estimate) in 2 strips (pieces) of bar
Cost: $6.99 (plus any applicable shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Stars USA, online order

Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Central America Theme Week.

Today's featured chocolate: the Tablette VI, Costa Rica 70% Dark Chocolate Bar made by Frederic Blondeel (Veurne, Belgium). Blondeel produces bean-to bar chocolate bars, including a series of single origin tablettes (bars).*

From the first whiff, this Costa Rica bar had interesting complexity, with an aroma containing fleeting hints of sweet coffee latte, green tea, and olive. The chocolate also had floral flavor notes with a light, lingering quality. There were no bitter or heavy notes that dragged this down.

*Yesterday Frederic Blondeel's Tablette I, Costa Rica 40% Milk Chocolate bar was featured.

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