Sunday, February 25, 2018

Askanya - Wanga Neges 50% Cacao bar - Feb. 26, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Les Chocolateries Askanya
(Haiti) Wanga Neges 50% Cacao bar
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: .97 oz. (27.5 g.) / 1.94 oz. (55 g.) in total bar
Calories: 145.5 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $10.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA 

Welcome to Day #12 of Chocolate, Enchanted Islands and Pirates Theme Week.

Today's Wanga Neges 50% cacao bar was made by Les Chocolateries Askanya (Ouanaminthe, Nord-Est, Haiti) using only Haitian-grown cacao and rapadura (rapadou).

Rapadura is made from sugar cane juice; however, the resulting sugar is not as heavily processed as white sugar, and it still includes a molasses component—giving it a slightly richer flavor and nutritional profile. It's metabolized a bit more slowly, and is similar to piloncillo and panela in terms of flavor.

And speaking of flavor, this bar had a lovely, satisfying caramelized brown sugar flavor throughout.

* Wanga Neges is a Creole term that translates to "hummingbird" or "woman charm."

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