Chocolate of the Day
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Dominican Republic 72% Dark (bar)
Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 160 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.95 (plus shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Christopher Elbow website, online order
Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate, Dominican Republic and Haiti Theme Weeks.
Today's Dominican Republic 72% Dark (bar) was from Christopher Elbow Chocolates (Kansas City, MO).
This chocolate had an aroma with dried fruit (goji berries, sweet persimmon, raspberry) notes.
The flavor had some of the same fruit notes mentioned above, plus true dark chocolate (rich, dark chocolate cake with honey), a fleeting hint of cream (there was no dairy in this chocolate) and a whisper of very light green.
The chocolate had a relatively mild acidity, a nicely balanced bittersweet taste, and a light finish.
The cacao beans used to make this bar came from Oko Caribe (a cacao processor and fermentery that works directly with local farmers to maximize quality and flavor in the first steps (fermenting, drying) of the chocolate-making process.
The chocolate maker's tasting notes included the following: "...notes of tropical fruit, honey and spice."
Ingredients: Organic cacao, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter.