77% Monte Grande Guatemala Single Origin Directly Traded (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 2.5 oz. (70 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 380 calories (estimate) in 1 bar
Cost: $9.00 (estimate) in 1 bar
Purchased from: Harper Macaw, online order
Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Maya Empire Theme Week. Guatemala was at the heart of Maya territory.
Today's 77% Monte Grande* Guatemala Single Origin Directly Traded (bar) was from Harper Macaw (a chocolate factory and cafe in Washington, D.C.).
This bar had a smooth texture and a rich chocolate and dried fruit (goji berry) aroma and flavor, a fleeting hint of molasses aroma, and red berry and grape tart-sweetness.
The choice of a 77% cacao seemed a good one; a 70 percent cacao version might have been too sweet.
*The cacao was grown at the Monte Grande family farm in Coatepeque, Guatemala, in the Costa Sur (south coast) area.