Thursday, June 20, 2019

Blanxart - Organic Dark Chocolate Nicaragua 85% Bosawas bar - June 19, 2019

Chocolate of the Day:

Organic Dark Chocolate 85% Bosawas Nature Preserve, Nicaragua bar
Good +++
Weight: 1.1 oz. (31.25 g.) / 4.4 oz. (125 g.) in total bar
Calories: 170 (estimate) calories in 1/4 bar
Cost: $8.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Spanish Table, Mill Valley, CA

Buenos Dias y Bienvenidos al dia #12 de la semana tematica del Chocolate y Nicaragua. Welcome to Day #12 of Chocolate and Nicaragua Theme Week.

Today's Organic Dark Chocolate (Chocolat Bio Noir) 85% Bosawas Nature Preserve, Nicaragua, bar was from Blanxart* (based in Barcelona, Spain since 1954). As the name implies, the cacao used to make this bar was grown in the Bosawas Nature Preserve in Nicaragua.

This ultra-dark bar had light, complex fruit (grapes, peach jam), malt, peanut butter and jelly, oatmeal cookie, and light caramel aroma, and a smooth melt and texture.

The flavor profile was remarkably mellow for an 85 percent bar. It contained chocolate, very light fruit acidity, nutty and very faint, balanced earth/dirt notes with a very subtle, balanced bitterness and a pleasant finish. Again, an intriguing complexity with a light touch and not too sweet. There was much to like here.

Thank you to Spanish Table for their assistance in selecting some great Spanish chocolates in their store, amidst paella pans, spice jars and packets and other interesting Iberian items.

*BB Chocolate Grup, S.A. This bar was imported by Culinary Collective (Lynnwood, WA).

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