Saturday, October 27, 2018

Belvie Chocolate Maker - Thien Tuy Dark Chocolate 75% bar - Oct. 26, 2018

Chocolate of the Day:

Belvie Chocolate Maker
Thien Tuy Dark Chocolate 75% bar
Good++ - Good +++
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) / 2.8 oz. (80 g.) in total bar
Calories: 267 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.25 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere, online order

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Vietnam Theme Week.

Today's Thien Tuy Dark Chocolate 75% bar had a creamy melt and smooth texture. The bar had all the bolder flavor (bright red fruit, light citrus, chocolate) of a darker chocolate, and the smoothness of a very dark milk bar.*

The makers at Belvie craft their bars using fair trade cacao beans (Trinitario), and make their chocolate "in the Belgian tradition."

Thien Tuy is in a mountainous region of the Lam Dong province, located in the Central Highlands region of southern Vietnam known for agriculture (coffee, tea and vegetables).

*This Thien Tuy cacao bar was gluten and dairy free and contained only two ingredients: cacao and cacao butter (75%) and cane sugar (25%).

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