Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Cemoi - Ecuador 80% cocoa (bar) - July 29, 2020

Chocolate of the Day: 

Distributed by Cemoi
Ecuador 80% cocoa (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1.2 oz. (34 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 210 calories in 4 squares (1 serving) of bar
Cost: $1.49 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Ecuador Theme Week.

Today's Ecuador 80% cocoa bar was produced in France and distributed by Cemoi Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA).

The chocolate had dark, chocolate cake and frosting, very faint waxy chocolate initially, followed by wood, forest, floral (jasmine) and faint concentrated fruit (light citrus and plum) notes. Tasting the chocolate, these aroma notes continued with additional green and roasted cacao notes chiming in. 

This bar was complex and interesting. By choosing a high cacao percentage (80% cocoa), a range of flavor notes were preserved and were saved from drowning in too much sugar. (Thank you!) And the price ($1.49 USD) at an outlet store made this a very good value for an ultra-dark chocolate bar with some flavor depth and complexity.

The maker's tasting notes read: "Jasmin, Dried Fruits, Woody Notes"

Ingredients: Ecuador unsweetened chocolate, sugar, sunflower lecithins (emulsifier), vanilla extract.

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