Monday, October 29, 2018

Belvie - Milk Chocolate Single Terroir (Vietnam) 55% Cacao bar - Oct. 29, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Belvie Chocolate Maker
Milk Chocolate Single Terroir 55% Cacao bar
(Chocolat Noir Au Lait)
Good +++ - Very Good
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) / 2.8 oz. (80 g.) in total bar
Calories: 226 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.25 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere, online order

Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Vietnam Theme Week, and Day #1 of Single Origin Milk Chocolate Week.

Today's Milk Chocolate Single Terroir* 55% Cacao bar was from Belvie Chocolate Maker (Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam).

Start with high-quality dark chocolate and add a hint of milk, and odds are you'll end up with a high-quality dark milk chocolate bar that mutes strong or even slightly off flavors, and still allows desirable flavor notes to shine through. This bar achieved this goal.

This lovely, complex chocolate had balanced, high-end caramel, muted red fruit and true chocolate flavor notes, and a very faint, pleasant whiff of aromatic tobacco smoke and buttered toffee toast in the initial aroma. The bar had a milky smoothness and a lingering, clean finish.

*This bar was made with Trinitario cacao beans grown in Dong Nai province, "a hilly inland area underlaid by volcanic rock" in Vietnam.

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