Friday, October 27, 2017

Dick Taylor - Northerner Blend bar - Oct. 27, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate
Northerner Blend 73% Dark Chocolate bar
Very Good
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.50 (+ shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Dick Taylor (online order)

Welcome to Day #6 of South American Chocolate Theme Week.

Today's Northerner* Blend bar from Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate (Eureka, CA) was created by the eponymous (Adam) Dick and (Justin) Taylor using cacao grown in Madagascar and Brazil.

This very tasty, flavorful 73% cacao dark bar contained just two ingredients: organic cacao and organic cane sugar.

The bar had bright, perfectly-balanced dried apricot and red plum fruit notes with a light touch of honey. (Madagascar cacao is known for its bright fruit, red berry flavor.) The slightly tart-sweet fruit profile was sitting atop a high-quality chocolate treasure chest of cacao pulp and bean flavor.

*Dick and Taylor have a boat-building background. Today's Northerner Blend was named after The SS Northerner, a hard-working wooden ship that plied the waters between San Francisco and the Columbia River, until it struck a reef in the rugged waters of the Humboldt coast in 1860.

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