Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Potomac Chocolate - Upala Costa Rica 85% bar - Aug. 1, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Potomac Chocolate
Upala Costa Rica 85% bar 
Good ++
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 132 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $11.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Costa Rica Theme Week.

Today's Upala Costa Rica 85% bar was crafted from bean-to-bar in Potomac Chocolate (Woodbridge, VA). The company offers a line of single origin bars and some with carefully-selected inclusions.*

This single origin, ultra-dark bar had dark chocolate, green, caramel, fruit (cherry plum, nectarine, grapefruit) and coffee aroma and flavor notes. It had a hint of bitterness one might expect with a very high percentage (85% cacao) bar, but was also surprisingly sweet.

The cacao used to make this bar was grown by Finca La Amistad, a small farm in northern Costa Rica.

The maker's description read: " and earthy with notes of coffee, nut and red fruit."

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