Sunday, November 12, 2017

Maverick Chocolate - 80% Dark Chocolate bar - Nov. 12, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Maverick Chocolate Co.  
80% Dark Chocolate bar
Good ++
Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 172 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #22 of South American Chocolate Weeks.

After exploring Ecuadorean cacao bars and blends for several days, we've moved to Peru. 

Today's 80% Dark Chocolate bar was from the Maverick Chocolate Co., a family-owned and operated bean-to-bar chocolate factory located in Cincinnati, OH.

The cacao used to make this 80% two-ingredient (80% organic cocoa beans, 20% organic cane sugar) bar came from San Martin, Peru.

This ultra-dark bar had an aroma with citrus (grapefruit), bitter + slightly sweet, deep chocolate notes. The chocolate had a pleasant creamy uniform texture, melt and flavor.

Unlike the 80%+ cacao Ecuador bars (this past week) with sweet aromas and more serious flavor, today's Peru bar had a bolder, more bitter aroma and a more friendly taste. It was well-crafted and had a relatively clean, mellow bittersweet finish.

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