Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Cultura Craft Chocolate - 70% Whiskey + Nibs bar - Dec. 26, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Cultura Craft Chocolate
70% Whiskey + Nibs bar
Good ++
Weight: .6 oz. (17.16 g.) /.9 oz. (26 g.) in total bar
Calories: 101 calories (estimate) in 2/3 bar
Cost: $5.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Shop in Albuquerque, NM

Welcome to Day #5 of Holiday Tea and Spirits Theme Week.

Today's 70% Whiskey + Nibs bar was from Cultura Craft Chocolate (Denver, CO).

On her website, Cultura head, Damaris Ronkanen, recalls visiting her grandparents in Mexico and her early exposure to chocolate traditions, such as her grandmother's delicious champurrado (chocolate atole) and mole. Ronkanen seeks to honor her chocolate origins in her bars.

The four-ingredient* 70% Whisky + Nibs** bar had dried fruit notes, mellowed by a very faint hint of (Deerhammer's single malt) whiskey. Satisfying true chocolate flavor was enhanced by a smattering of cacao nibs. The chocolate had high-quality, complex flavor that was not overpowered by sugar (thank you!).

*Organic cacao, organic cane sugar, whiskey, organic cocoa butter

**Nibs (pieces of cocoa beans) add a soft crunch and can magnify the essence of true chocolate flavor, taking it to the next level. Marinate nibs in whiskey and you can use them in cooking (in brownies, cookies, over vanilla ice cream, in savory dishes/rubs...or to sprinkle on chocolate.).

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