Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Xocolate Bar - Extra Dark Chocolate 90% Cacao bar - Oct. 21, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

The Xocolate Bar
Extra Dark Chocolate 90% Cacao bar
Weight: 1 oz. (oz. g.) /2 oz. (57 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $N/A - gift from friends (Thank you Norm and Rhoda!)
Purchased from: N/A - gift (The Xocolate Bar, Berkeley, CA)

Welcome to Day #14 of Chocolate and Halloween wEEKs.

For the last few weeks we've explored many different chocolate bars that could be enjoyed during that hallowed and most frightening of chocolate holidays: Halloween. (Cue the sounds of thunder bolts and shrieks of laughter.)

Today we've ratcheted up the cacao percentage scale to the extra dark level; and we sampled a 90% Cacao Extra Dark Chocolate bar from The Xocolate Bar (Berkeley, CA).

The organic, fair trade dark chocolate contained a touch of added cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin and vanilla; but otherwise was without other flavor inclusions.

For those who like dark chocolate, but who are a bit frightened of ultra-dark bars, this would be a good one to try. It had a creamy, buttery melt and texture and a very smooth, balanced flavor for a 90% Cacao bar. Not so scary after all.

May you all have a Happy Halloween next week. By then we'll be covering chocolate made from South American origins.

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