Friday, February 23, 2018
Dominican Republic Oko Caribe 75% Cacao bar
Weight: .85 oz. (24.05 g.) / 1.7 oz. (48.1 g.) in total bar
Calories: 127 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $4.50 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Miette, Oakland, CA
Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate, Enchanted Islands and Pirates Theme Week.
Today's enjoyable Dominican Republic Oko Caribe 75% Cacao bar was from Parliament Chocolate (Redlands, CA).
This smooth, medium-bodied (but intriguingly flavorful) dark bar had lilting hints of dried pears, dried golden plums and dried grapes.
Tasting notes on the packaging read: Red grapes, prune, honey, hibiscus and pomegranate
Chocolate of the Day:
Zokoko Artisan Chocolate
Guadalcanal - Solomon Islands bar
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 223.8 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $16.99 for 1 bar
Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate, Enchanted Islands and Pirates Theme Week.
Today we're on a virtual journey, paying a visit to the South Seas to sample a Guadalcanal - Solomon Islands* 78 percent cacao dark bar from Zokoko Artisan Chocolate (Emu Heights, Australia).
This luxuriously packaged bar was made of four ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter and sunflower lecithin.
The chocolate had a rich fragrance and dark chocolate flavor, with roasted coffee and cream notes.
*The Solomon Islands, located east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu, consist of six major islands, including Guadalcanal—and hundreds of smaller islands.