Friday, October 9, 2020

Omnom Chocolate - Nicaragua 73% (bar) - Oct. 9, 2020

Chocolate of the Day

Omnom Chocolate
Nicaragua 73% (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 2.1 oz. (60 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 316.2 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $9.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Nicaragua Theme Week.

Today's Nicaragua 73% (bar) was from Omnom Chocolate hf. (Reyjavik, Iceland). 

This wonderfully complex, dark bar had a smooth, uniform texture and melt, and a balanced, satisfying, smokey/savory (umami), faint roasted nut, and rich true dark chocolate aroma and flavor. These flavors were intertwined with more subtle dried fruit (dried goji berry) and green tea notes. The finish possessed a lingering chocolate brownie note.

After a week of milk chocolates with muted cacao flavors, this dark bar that hit so many pleasant chords on the chocolate tasting wheel was like walking into a chocolate factory and taking a deep breath of fresh, roasted cacao air. 

Ingredients: "Organic cocoa beans from Nicaragua, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin (E322).*"

*E322 refers to a group of phospholipids (lecithins) used in foods, found in plant and animal tissues, used as an emulsifier or stabilizer--commonly derived from soy, sunflower, peanuts, corn or egg yolk and other "animal resources." Lecithins are used to blend oils/fats and can frequently be found in margarine, chocolate, mayonnaise, ice cream and milk powder.

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