Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Chocolate Cartel - 73% Dark Chocolate (small bar) - Aug. 7, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

The Chocolate Cartel
73% Dark Chocolate (small bar)
Good - Good +
Weight: .8 oz. (22.64 g.) in total bar
Calories: 120 calories (estimate) in 1 bar
Cost: $3.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Shop in Airport (ABQ), Albuquerque, NM

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and New Mexico Theme Week.

Today's 73% Dark Chocolate small bar was from The Chocolate Cartel, handmade in Albuquerque, NM.

This bar* had a nice sheen/shine, and a dark chocolate aroma with faint roasted coffee/acidic notes. The flavor was bold and dark with earth and nut notes. (It was not as acidic as expected based on aroma, which was fine.)

The melt was even and texture was relatively smooth. And the chocolate had a lingering finish with chocolate, roasted, and nut notes, and a very slight astringency one could feel in the throat.

*Ingredients: "Cocoa liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla, lecithin" (contains soy)

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