Art of Chocolate Cacao Santa Fe
Chaco Cacao - Red Clay Sea Salt and Roasted Cacao Nibs 60% Dark Milk Chocolate bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (56 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $12.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Airport shop at Albuquerque (ABQ) airport
Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and New Mexico Theme Week.
Today's Chaco Cacao - Red Clay Sea Salt and Roasted Cacao Nibs 60% Dark Milk Chocolate bar was from Art of Chocolate Cacao Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM).
This relatively sweet chocolate bar included a generous helping of crunchy, roasted cacao nibs on the back of the bar (that caused the chocolate to seem slightly darker than 60% cacao) while still maintaining a sweet side. Red clay salt added a light current of salt seasoning throughout the bar.
The title of the bar "Chaco Cacao" refers in part to Chaco/Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. The Chaco area (where Anasazi and Navajo peoples have lived) was also a gathering place. And it's an area rich in history. And, significantly for chocolate, traces of cacao from the distant past were found here as well, indicating that cacao beans (grown further south, e.g. in Mexico or Belize) may have been transported as far north into what now is the Southwestern U.S. centuries ago.