Monday, August 3, 2020

Goodio Craft Chocolate - Arriba - 71% Arriba Cacao (Ecuador) bar - Aug. 3, 2020

Chocolate of the Day: 

Goodio Craft Chocolate 
Arriba - 71% Arriba Cacao from Ecuador (bar)
Weight: 1.7 oz. (48 g.) in total bar
Calories: 264 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $6.69 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Ecuador Theme Week.

Today's Arriba - 71% Arriba Cacao from Ecuador bar was from Goodio Craft Chocolate (Helsinki, Finland).

This raw, organic, and vegan chocolate was sweetened with coconut palm sugar instead of "white" cane sugar. The overall bar had pleasant, sweet-tasting, balanced flavor profile.

The chocolate had light, warm brown (coconut) sugar-spice, sweet green floral, and chocolate aroma notes.

Ecuadorian cacao beans were not roasted but rather were stoneground in Helsinki and crafted into bars there--before some were shipped back to the Americas near where I live. Like many cacao and chocolate global supply chains, they can include several countries and more than two continents.

Ingredients: Organic cacao beans, organic coconut palm sugar, organic cacao butter, organic vanilla powder.

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