Labooko Schokoladen Manufaktur GmbH
100 percent bar
Weight: 1.148 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.29 oz. (65 g.) in total package of two bars
Calories: 206 calories (per label) in 1/2 package (1 bar)
Cost: $9.00 for 1 package of two bars
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #8 of 100% Cacao Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Week.
What can we observe about today's 100 percent bar from Labooko Schokoladen (Riegersburg, Austria)? It comes from bean-to-bar chocolatemakers who have demonstrated skill and originality in the many different bars they've created.
The packaging is a bit scary. Some 100% cacao bars can be dark and foreboding, and tasting one for the first time can shock delicate tastebuds, like one's first shot of espresso might taste as a child. But then these robust flavors grow on you over time.
We also know that this package contained a matched set of two bars, crafted with organic, fairtrade cacao grown in Peru.
- The aroma: ultra dark chocolate, dried fruit, slight green, wood, spice notes
- The texture: creamy melt
- The flavor: even, ultra dark, balanced bitterness, roasted dried fruit, with a hint of roasted nut butter
- The finish: lingering but surprisingly smooth