Chocolate of the Day
Dominican Republic Oko Caribe 80% Dark Chocolate (bar)
Weight: .424 oz. (12 g.) in 1 small bar
Calories: 57 calories in 1 small bar
Cost: $1.50 for 1 small bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate, Dominican Republic (D.R.) and Haiti Theme Weeks.
Today's small bar was from Definite Chocolate, S.R.L. (Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic).
This chocolate had a smooth melt and texture, and an aroma with chocolate, spice, faint green (floral), and light loamy notes. The flavor notes included: brown sugar, dark roasted cacao, and faint, fleeting nutty and acidic fruit (citrus).
This was surprisingly "sweet" for an ultra-dark chocolate, in part due to the Trinitario--flavorful but ("less dense/dark") cacao variety (than, say Forastero cacao)--and Oko Caribe's great cacao fermentation/processing skills in the D.R.
Tasting notes provided for this bar read as follows: "...notes of jasmine, chamomile and lemon."
Ingredients: Organic cacao beans, cane sugar