Goodnow Farms Chocolate
Esmeraldas Ecuador 70% Cacao Premium Dark Chocolate bar
Weight: .97 oz. (27.5 g.) / 1.94 oz. (55 g.) in total bar
Calories: 135 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $12.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Ecuador Theme Week.
Today's Esmeraldas Ecuador 70% Cacao Premium Dark Chocolate bar was made by Goodnow Farms Chocolate (Sudbury, MA).
The company specializes in high-quality, small batch, single origin bars (some with flavor inclusions). They make their own chocolate (and press their own single origin cocoa butter) at their farm in New England.
This bar was flavorful and very well balanced. It had bright berry fruit and true chocolate flavor with nicely balanced acidity, and a very faint, pleasant, roasted sourdough note. A very light, astringency/acidity tickled the back of the throat in a lingering, late finish.
The maker's notes read as follows:
"The cacao for this bar comes from the Salazar family farm in Ecuador's Esmeraldas region. The family controls the entire post-harvest process resulting in an exceptionally flavorful bean. This bar has intense flavors of berry jam and classic cocoa, with a long, pleasantly tannic finish."