Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Wm. Chocolate - Honduras Wampusirpi + 70% Dark + Hawaiian Red Salt bar - Dec. 15, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Wm. Chocolate
Honduras Wampusirpi + 70% Dark + Hawaiian Red Salt bar
Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) in total bar
Calories: 160 calories (estimate) in 1 bar
Cost: $6.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Honduras Theme Week.

Today's Honduras Wampusirpi + 70% Dark + Hawiaan Red Salt bar was from Wm. Chocolate (Madison, WI). Wm. Chocolate is the creation of bean-to-bar chocolate maker William (Will) Marx.

Described as "nutty and caramely," this artisan, single origin 70% dark bar was sweetened with "whole (unrefined) cane sugar.*"

Many of us are conditioned to brace ourselves for gooey sweet items when we hear the word "caramel." However, this chocolate exemplified the subtle side of caramel. (Thank you.) The amount of salt is judicious and subtle as well, allowing the rich chocolate flavor(s) to shine.

As for the cacao single origin, Wampusirpi is located in the relatively remote northeastern Honduras in Central America. (Wampusirpi is the largest of 26 localities in the Honduran department of Gracias a Dios.) The remoteness of this location means that the cocoa is more likely to be pure and flavorful and less likely to be treated with chemicals. Wm. Chocolate selects cacao for "fairness and flavor."

*Whole cane sugar is made from cane juice that is dried out.

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