Sunday, May 12, 2019

L'Amourette Chocolatier - Wild Cacao Single Origin Venezuela 75% bar - May 11, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

L'Amourette Chocolatier
Wild Cacao Single Origin Venezuela 75% bar
Good ++
Weight: 1.1 oz. (31 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 160 calories in 1 oz. of bar
Cost: $7.99 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: missing information

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Venezuela Theme Week.

Today's Wild Cacao Single Origin Venezuela 75% bar was from L'Amourette Chocolatier (San Francisco, CA).

L'Amourette's description of the wild cacao used for this bar read as follows:

"The special cacao beans from which this bar is made sets is apart from our other bars. The Amazonas cacao originates from the same area of South Venezuela as the original Criollo cacao, in the rainforest close to the source of the Orinoco River. Here, during the rainy season, the indigenous Piaroa people harvest the cacao deep in the jungle. It takes two days to transport it by canoe to the nearest road. A subtle note of burnt caramel defines the wild Amazonas cacao beans; it gives our 75% dark chocolate depth and an intricate flavor."

This bar* did indeed have a dark chocolate aroma with a hint of burnt caramel. The chocolate also had a balanced flavor blend of chocolate and light sweet and tart fruit notes.

* There was only three ingredients in this soy-free, gluten-free and vegan bar: Venezuelan cacao beans (Amazonas), Venezuelan cacao butter and organic cane sugar.

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