Friday, July 12, 2019

Oodaalolly Chocolate - 60% Dark Milk Chocolate bar - July 12, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Oodaalolly Chocolate
Dark Milk Chocolate bar
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150  calories in 1/3 bar
Cost: $10.00 for 1 bar (estimate, plus shipping)
Purchased from: Oodaalolly Chocolate (online order)

Welcome to Day #12 of Chocolate and Island Nations Theme Week.

Today's 60% Dark Milk Chocolate bar was made by Oodaalolly* Chocolate, from bean-to-bar, using cacao grown in the Philippines.

Oodaalolly founder and chocolate maker, Hernan Lauber, a Philadelphia native and engineer, has family roots in the Philippines (and chocolate). Lauber's goal is to produce finely crafted bean-to-bar chocolate with Filipino cacao and Swiss technique. After all, Swiss milk chocolates are prized for their sweet, milky and creamy smooth texture.

Today's bar had an authentic fermented cacao and slightly savory (sea salt) aroma. The combination of whole milk powder and added cocoa butter, gave this chocolate a rich, thick creamy melt and mouthfeel (especially early on a cool morning) and texture, and muted, but still bold chocolate flavor.

*Oodaalolly, the company name connoting joyful expression, was inspired by a song sung in an animated Disney version of Robin Hood that his son liked to watch.

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