Milk of Nicaragua 50% bar
Weight: 1.05 oz. (30 g.) / 2.1 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 160 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Nicaragua Theme Week.
Today's Milk of Nicaragua 50% bar was handcrafted in Iceland by Omnom Chocolate (Reykjavik, Iceland).
This attractively packaged bar was relatively complex and interesting for a milk chocolate containing only 50% cacao.
The single origin, small batch milk bar possessed rich authentic caramel flavor; and even the texture (with a slightly gummy melt) was reminiscent of caramel.
The two founders (Kjartan and Oskar ) source their cacao beans from Madagascar, Tanzania and, most recently, Nicaragua. Today's bar was made with an organic O'payo cacao, one of several varieties of cacao offered by Ingemann Fine Cacao (Tipitapa, Nicaragua).
The OmNom makers use cane sugar from Brazil, and milk and sea salt from Iceland.
Ingredients: "Organic cocoa beans from Nicaragua, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter, Icelandic milk powder, sunflower lecithin (E322)."