Chocolate of the Day:
Belvie Chocolate Maker
Black Diamond - Dark Chocolate 100% Cacao Chocolat Noir bar
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) / 2.8 oz. (80 g.) in total bar
Calories: 240.8 calories in 1/2 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere, online order
Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Vietnam Theme Week.
Today's Black Diamond Dark Chocolate 100% Cacao Limited Edition bar was created from Belvie Chocolate Maker (Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam), using cacao grown in the Dong Nai province, in the central highlands of Vietnam.
A growing number of chocolate bars made with Vietnamese cacao have become available in the U.S. in recent years. And, this week, we're featuring several Belvie Chocolate single origin bars made with Trinitario cacao grown in Vietnam.
The description printed on the back of this bar's packaging read in part:
"As a black diamond is the fruit of a volcano, these beans are the fruit of cacao trees growing on an ascent volcanous (sic) soil. The result is a bar with exceptional flavours of red fruit and deep chocolate."
The aroma of this single ingredient (100% cacao) bar included balanced malt/toast and red fruit notes. The bar had a creamy and even melt; and the flavor was a complex blend of true chocolate, (mostly red) fruit, and balanced ebony bitterness. Even this bean-to-bar chocolate did not contain sugar, it still had a hint of fruit sweetness. The finish lingered a bit, but was clean with no off notes. Altogether, this was a good 100% cacao bar.