Saturday, April 18, 2020

Chapon Chocolatier - Perou Gran Blanco mini bar - Apr. 18, 2020

Chocolate of the Day:

Chapon Chocolatier
Perou Gran Blanco mini bar
Good +
Weight: .176 oz. (5 g.) in 1 mini bar / 6.35 oz. (180 g.) in box of 36 mini bars
Calories: 27.7 calories for 1 mini bar
Cost: $45.00 for 1 box of 36 mini bars
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Week.

Today's Perou Gran Blanco* 70% dark miniature bar was from Chapon Chocolatier (Paris, France). This smooth, chocolate morsel had fruit, balanced earth and true chocolate flavor notes. (*"Blanco" likely refers to ivory or white-colored Criollo variety cacao beans used to make this bar.)

As usual, Chapon packaging--and every illustrations in miniature, printed on tiny individual wrappers--was exquisite. These colorful, nature-oriented and lushly exotic scenes are the best kind of escape in today's world. On today's Perou (Peru) bar wrapper, indigenous people on horses become almost invisible against towering tropical foliage.

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