Mirzam Chocolate Makers
(Kakaw Manufacturing Co. LLC)
India - 65% Dark Chocolate (bar)
Weight: 1.23 oz. (35 g.) / 2.46 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 193 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $10.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: missing information
Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and India Theme Week.
Today's India 65% Dark Chocolate (bar) was made by Mirzam Chocolate Makers (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) from single origin cacao (beans) grown in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India. Mirzam refers to a constellation that likely was followed by ancient mariners and spice traders who were navigating extensive Arab trade routes that would have included southern India, where cacao is now grown.
India and the geography of cacao
Cacao grows in locations from 0 degrees to approximately 20 degrees north or south (latitude) of the Equator. Most cacao from India is grown in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and/or Kerala--states in southern India, on plantations/farms located between about 8 and 17 degrees north of the Equator. Mumbai (located at 19 degrees North Latitude) would be considered at the outside edge of this zone. Delhi (at 28+ degrees N. Latitude), would be too far north to grow cacao outdoors.
Mirzam maker's notes read: spices, sweet lemon, honey.
My tasting notes were similar: sweet (honey) fruit (light citrus, candied Meyer lemon with honey and apple cider with cinnamon), roasted coffee, very faint hint of biscuit/cookie.
Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Sugar, Cocoa Butter