Chocolate of the Day
Perou Chamichanga Noir 63% (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) / 3.52 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 295 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Buen Dia, Bonjour and Good Day. Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Weeks.
Today's Perou Chanchamayo Noir 63% (bar) was made in France from Peruvian cacao, by A. Morin (Donzere, France). The company has been creating chocolate for over a century (passed"from father to son" since 1884...I'm always impressed with this level of continuity in business).
The chocolate had a true, sweet chocolate (chocolate cake) aroma.
The primary flavor spike included a tart sweetness and medium acidity, with some astringency. (I briefly imagined a fruit salad with sweet pink grapefruit, green apples, ripe persimmons and tart cherries, drizzled with honey).
A mild (honey) and with a faint herbal-floral/spice finish lingered after things settled down.
Ingredients: Cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter