Tumaco 85% Cacao Dark Chocolate Colombia bar
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) / 3.53 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 314 calories (estimate - per package) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.00 (sale) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere.com, online order
Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Colombia Theme Week.
Today's Tumaco 85% Cacao Dark Chocolate Colombia bar was made by Gallette Chocolates (Sao Paolo, Brazil).
This bar had a surprisingly sweet and light aroma for an ultra-dark bar, with promises of a honey marshmallow chocolate pudding or chocolate brownie cake. Added cocoa butter and soy lecithin created a smooth texture. Chocolate brownie flavor lingered with a balanced cacao bittersweetness. The finish was mild as well for an ultra-dark chocolate (over 80 percent cacao).
Tumaco is along the southwest Colombia coastline (Pacific Ocean), not that far from Ecuador. In recent years, coffee and cacao growing has replaced some coca growing and illegal gold mining. Coffee and cocoa, often grown as shade crops in forested areas, are more compatible with forest and wildlife conservation. Fingers crossed that coffee and cacao farmers also will find these crops a financially sustainable way to make a living over time.
Ingredients: cocoa mass, milk powder, sugar, cocoa butter and soy lecithin