Sunday, May 12, 2019

Idilio Origins - Trinchera 74% Las Trincheras, Venezuela bar - May 12, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Idilio Origins GmbH
Trinchera 74% (cacao) Las Trincheras, Venezuela bar
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) / 2.8 oz. (80 g.) in total bar
Calories: 235 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $16.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Venezuela Theme Week.

Today's "Trinchera 74% (cacao), 48 hour traditional conche, Las Trincheras, Venezuela" bar was from Idilio Origins GmbH Premium Swiss Chocolate (Basel, Switzerland).

This bar had a pleasant chocolately aroma and flavor with faint balanced earth, green, nutty and fruit notes. 

Maker's tasting notes read: ripe banana; mild, earthy notes; and tropical wood; a wisp of vanilla.

Yes, vanilla. So true. I missed that. The ingredients list: cocoa, cane sugar and cocoa butter. No vanilla listed. But the flavor note was there.

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