Saturday, September 1, 2018

Dick Taylor - Brazil Fazenda Camboa 75% bar - Sept. 1, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Dick Taylor
Brazil Fazenda Camboa 75% Dark Chocolate bar
Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in total bar
Calories: 160 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $ missing information for 1 bar
Purchased from: missing information

Bem-vindo a (Welcome to) Day #5 of Chocolate and Brazil Theme Week.

The Fazenda Camboa 75% Dark Chocolate bar was made by Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate (Eureka, CA). This single origin bar made with Brazilian cacao contained two ingredients: organic cacao and organic cane sugar.

With just two ingredients, there are no other ingredients to help "fix" flaws in flavor or texture. Don't try this at home kids. Unless you start with excellent cacao beans (seeds) and you don't mess up any of the 20 or so steps necessary to create finished chocolate.

Adam Dick and Justin Taylor (Dick Taylor) happen to be excellent craftsmen. You can see this in their chocolate and their design, packaging and printing. And, most important, their single origin (and inclusion) bars are reliably top tier.

Today's Fazenda Camboa* - Single Estate had a lovely complex aroma. I could smell the high-quality, almost-brownie chocolate and light, fresh wine grape notes. (Maker's Tasting Notes: Honeysuckle, Fresh Grape, Walnut). There was also a fleeting tart fruit (citrus-like) note in the flavor.

*Fazenda Camboa, is a large organic cocoa farm in the state of Bahia, Brazil. 

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