Friday, September 6, 2019

Chamisa Chocolate - a date with chocolate 71% Ghana bar with orange peel - Sept. 6, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chamisa Chocolate
a date with chocolate 71% Ghana bar with orange peel
Good +++ - Very Good
Weight: 1 oz. (30 g.) / 2 oz. (60 g.) (per label) for total bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $10.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chamisa Chocolate, online order

Welcome to Day #7 of Chamisa Chocolate Theme Week.

Today's a date with chocolate 71% Ghana bar with orange peel, dates and walnuts was created by Amanda Hatherly at Chamisa Chocolate (Santa Fe, NM).

This date-sweetened bar was made with cacao from the ABOCFA coop* —one of the few Organic/Fair Trade cooperatives in Ghana (a country that supplies us with much of our cacao).*
(Although chief chocolate maker, Hatherly, often uses Honduras cacao for her date bars.)

ABOCFA advertises their cacao as having..."classic rich, fudgey and chocolatey flavor." Now layer on a bit of fruit/citrus (orange peel), nuts (walnut bits) and dates for sweetness, and you have a very nice bar with a broad spectrum of well-balanced flavors.

And, perhaps best of all, this bar (with a hint of vanilla and no added sugar) was not overly sweet. And less sugar gives people the opportunity to really taste what a bar is really made of.

*While cacao originated in the Americas, most of the world's cacao used to make chocolate is currently grown in two West African countries: Ghana and Ivory Coast. To learn more about ABOCFA coop in Ghana, the source of cacao used to make today's bar, click here in : https://www.uncommoncacao.com/abocfa-ghana


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