Chocolate of the Day
Perou Cusco Noir 70% (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) / 3.52 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 336 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.80 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Weeks.
Today's Perou Cusco Noir 70% (bar) was made from bean-to-bar by A. Morin (Donzere, France). Andre Morin founded la chocolaterie "A. Morin" in 1958; and the family's chocolatier skills and history have been passed down "from father to son" since 1884.
This Peru 70% bar was a lovely choice to brighten up a cold, windy late November day. I savored this chocolate as I watched the last of a the bright yellow leaves being wrenched from trees outside...from the warm window view inside.
The aroma of this bar was lovely. Think fresh baked chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with fruit (peach-light plum) and faint green notes. The flavor was just as pleasing with a balanced sweetness.
The cacao used to make this pure origine (single origin) chocolate was grown in Peru. The maker's tasting notes read as follows: This chocolate reveals notes of sour fruits at first, then develops aromas of mango and plums before a spicy and flowery finish.
Ingredients: Organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter