Thursday, August 30, 2018

Baiani Chocolates - Bold Roast 70% Bahia, Brazil bar - Aug. 30, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Baiani Chocolates
70% Bold Roast Bahia Brazil bar
Good +++
Weight: 1.02 oz. (29 g.) / 2.04 oz. (58 g.) in total bar
Calories: 142 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $10.00 for 1 bar

Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Brazil Theme Week.

Today's 70% Bold Roast chocolate bar was made tree-to-bar by Baiani Chocolates (Vale Potumuju, Bahia, Brazil).

This bold roast bar was a variation on yesterday's Mild Roast 70% bar* from the same maker, but it was, as expected, bolder and darker (with a slight roasted coffee note).

And this award-winning bar was less fruity and sweet (even though they were both 70% bars (containing cacao from the same family farm and similar amounts of cane sugar). Today's bar also had a bolder finish as well. Side-by-side tastings are always very educational (and in this case delicious as well...Hmm. Maybe we need to re-sample those two again, just to make sure.)

*Tasting notes from yesterday's Baiani Mild Roast bar "a very nicely balanced, dark chocolate bar with fruit, cream and dark notes. It was smooth but also had depth and some complexity as well."

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