Thursday, October 19, 2017

Parliament Chocolate - Guatelmala Q'Eqchi 70% bar - Oct. 19, 2017

Chocolate of the Day:

Parliament Chocolate
Guatemala Q'Eqchi 70% bar
Good ++
Weight: .85 oz. (24 g.) / 1.7 oz. (48.1 g.) in total bar
Calories: 128 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $4.50 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Miette, Oakland, CA

Welcome to Day #12 of Chocolate and Halloween wEEKs.

Today's Guatemala Q'Eqchi 70% Cacao bar (Batch #000131) was crafted by Parliament Chocolate, a bean-to-bar maker in Redlands, CA.

The two-ingredient (cacao and cane sugar) bar had a relatively fruity dark chocolate aroma (cherry yogurt, plum/prune with a faint spice and brown sugar note).

The bar had a smooth texture and balanced, complex flavor—with red fruit/berries and light roasted coffee/earth notes.

These bars would be perfect for an up-scale Halloween party. If money were no object, I'd hand out these bars to trick-or-treaters. Contrary to what many adults think, children exposed to great, dark chocolate early on often seem to love it. (Limiting young ones to 1 oz. (28 g.), however, is advisable.)

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