Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Amedei - Cru Dark Chocolate 70% Single Origin Venezuela (bar) - May 12, 2020

Chocolate of the Day: 

Amedei srl
Cioccolato Fondente Extra 70% Mono Origine - Venezuela (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1.75 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 300 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $7.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere.com (online order)

Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Venezuela Theme Week.

Today's Cioccolato Fondente Extra (Dark Chocolate) 70% Mono Origine (Single Origin) Venezuela bar was from Amedei srl (Pontedera, Pisa, Italy).

This Single Origin Venezuela bar had a very similar taste profile as the Amedei Chuao Venezuela and Porcelana Venezuela bars (featured earlier this week). The bar had a fleeting faint floral fruit aroma note and a fairly prominent sweet chocolate cereal/malt aroma and flavor note. It was low in bitterness and astringency and had a subtle sweetness to it throughout.

"Amedei's "Cru"* chocolates are a journey tracing the tracks of cocoa's oldest varieties, grown on individual plantations and crafted according to the customs of their lands of origin. This captures their wildest essences for a taste experience forging new frontiers. The mark of this spicy, richly aromatic chocolate's land of origin is clear, drawing you in and dazzling the senses with an intense flavour of walnut, almonds and cashews."

*Cru is a French term applied to wine, referring to a vineyard where fruit/grapes with superior flavor are grown, and often linked to terroir. Its use here can be extrapolated to mean cacao plantations that grow or produce high-quality cacao. And where at least soil, topography and climate help to support (and not detract from) the natural strengths of a fruit or seed variety used to make a fermented end product. Of course there are many factors involved in creating a great chocolate or wine. But, it is poetic, and not untrue, to focus on the origin story.

Ingredients: cocoa mass, cane sugar, cocoa butter.

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