Saturday, May 27, 2017

Guittard - Nocturne 91% bar - May 27, 2017

Chocolate of the Day:

Nocturne 91 percent Blend No. 09 bar
Good +++
Weight: 1.06 oz. (30 g.) / 2.65 oz. (75 g.) in total bar
Calories: 168 calories in 2/5 bar
Cost: $missing information for 1 bar
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Dark Blends Theme Week.

Today's Nocturne 91% bar (Blend No. 09) from Guittard (Burlingame, CA) was surprisingly smooth and pleasant for an ultra-high percentage bar. It was not bitter and had very subtle red fruit and nutty notes.

The tasting notes describe the base extra dark chocolate as "elegant," and I think that fits. It wasn't brash or jarring. It had refined character. For those that think they don't like ultra-dark chocolate, you might give this one a try.

This extra dark chocolate bar was a true citizen of the world. It was made of a "multi-bean blend" of cacao (beans) that had been grown in regions across the globe, including: Central America, South America, South Pacific, West Africa, Caribbean and Indian Ocean; and it contained all three of the major varieties of beans: Forastero, Trinitario and Criollo.

This Nocturne 91% bar was part of a line of chocolate bars from Guittard, that range from 45% cacao to 100% cacao blends.
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