Saturday, June 15, 2019

Zak's Chocolate - 70% Cacao Nicaragua bar - June 15, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Zak's Chocolate
70% Cacao Nicaragua bar
Good + - Good ++
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) (per label) in total bar
Calories: 135 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Nicaragua Theme Week, featuring another attractively packaged artisan chocolate bar.

Today's 70% Nicaragua bar was made by Zak's Chocolate, a craft chocolate and confection maker with a small factory and retail space in Scottsdale,  AZ.

This single origin bar had a pleasing complex aroma with balanced green, fruit, bitter, chocolate, earth and light spice notes. The flavor was smooth with medium fruit acidity and a very faint roasted coffee note.

Ingredients: "Nicaragua Matagalpa cacao, organic cane sugar, Nicaragua Matagalpa cacao butter pressed in house" (Matagalpa is a relatively mountainous cacao-, coffee- and tobacco-growing region (department) in Nicaragua.)

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