Warning: if you like licorice, you may find this bar—flavored with star anise essential oil and licorice root extract—mildly addicting.
Once again, the origin story for this chocolate is multi-faceted. The dark chocolate 70% cacao base was made with cacao sourced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Peru. The touch of vanilla was sourced in Indonesia; and the licorice root was sourced in the USA**.
Tasting note on the packaging read: "sweet, salty and complex."
This was a well balanced bar with an aroma and initial flavor of licorice. After the first bite, the dark chocolate flavors gently blossomed into prominence; and the touch of salt was just right.
This bar was Organic, Fair for Life, Soy Free, Kosher, Vegan and Gluten Free.
**Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Sea Salt, Star Anise Essential Oil, Ground Vanilla Bean, Licorice Root Extract