Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Crow and Moss - Colombia Aruaca 70% bar - Apr. 28, 2020

Chocolate of the Day:

Crow and Moss
Colombia Aruaca 70% Chocolate
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 2.47 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 300 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $8.75 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere.com, online order

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

Today's Colombia Arauca bar was from Crow and Moss and hand-crafted in Northern Michigan (Petoskey, MI).

This bar was complex, well balanced and flavorful; and it lit up multiple areas of the chocolate tasting wheel. The dark chocolate aroma had very faint smoked/umami and green notes. The texuture had a nutty smoothness. The flavor was tart sweet, with strawberry and Meyer lemon yogurt  and rich. with a faint floral note. It was sweet without being too sweet (thank you!). There was a very faint astringency, and a pleasant finish that coasted to a stop with a chocolate brownie note.

I really enjoyed this bar. It was a well-execuated, well-rounded, fun flavor ride that spoke well of the ferment and the makers' abilities to balance and bring out the best in the cacao.

Maker's tasting notes read as follows: honey, cashew and honeysuckle.

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