Hacienda San Jose
100% Dark Chocolate Los Rios Ecuador bar
Weight: .35 oz. (10 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 57 calories in 1/5 bar
Cost: $N/A - gift
Purchased from: N/A - gift
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Gifts Theme Week.
Thank you to Mike and Lawton for their generosity in sharing this bar, which was procured at a Fancy Foods show in San Francisco.
Today's Hacienda San Jose 100% Dark Chocolate Los Rios Ecuador bar provided a wonderful flavor ride, and fulfilled a promise of what a 100% Ecuador might be.
The aroma was lovely (and worth lingering on), starting with green notes, slight floral and very light coconut notes, followed by rich freshly baked chocolate brownie aroma, that morphed into freshly baked rye, sourdough bread notes, and finally into a buckwheat pancake aroma. Lovely ride. And that was without even taking one bite.
The flavor of this chocolate was also enjoyable, especially for a 100% bar. Hundred percenters can be densely dark and impenetrable, bitter or sour. Today's bar was more approachable and friendly.
The texture was smooth, with a slightly granular texture/melt, and a balanced, very slight astringency.