Sunday, October 27, 2019

Dandelion Chocolate - 70% Gola Rainforest Sierra Leone (bar) - Oct. 27, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Dandelion Chocolate
70% Gola Rainforest Sierra Leone (2017 Harvest) (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2 oz. (56 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $12.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Dandelion Chocolate, Manufactory and Cafe, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Africa Theme Week.

It's difficult to "do" an African theme week justice.* But we'll try. Africa is comprised of 54 countries. And this large continent produces, collectively, more than half of the cocoa beans on the planet.*

Today's 70% Gola Rainforest, Sierra Leone (2017 Harvest) (bar) was made by Dandelion Chocolate (San Francisco, CA), and purchased at the company's relatively new cafe and manufactory location in San Francisco.

This bar, carefully wrapped in gold and silver foil and elegant paper, had a pleasurable, sweet chocolate aroma with a faint, fleeting trace of green and vegetable latex.

The flavor was pleasant true chocolate flavor, eliciting memories of a rich chocolate mousse, topped with a slice of mild fruit (apple, light nectarine, pear), and a hint of spice. The finish was light and clean with low astringency.

The maker's tasting notes for this bar read: "flavors of molten chocolate cake, toffee and cinnamon."

*Chocolate Banquet has featured Madagascar and Tanzania Theme Weeks in the past.

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