Thursday, November 5, 2020

Honeymoon Chocolates - 85% Haiti Dark Chocolate (bar) - Nov. 4, 2020

Chocolate of the Day

Honeymoon Chocolates
85% Haiti Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1.25 oz. (35 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 188 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Village Market, Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #17 of Chocolate, Dominican Republic and Haiti Theme Weeks.

Today's 85% Haiti Dark Chocolate (bar) was from Honeymoon Chocolates (Saint Louis, MO). The company specializes in bean-to-bar craft chocolate sweetened with raw honey.

The bar had a faint dark chocolate aroma and a surprisingly mild and smooth dark chocolate flavor for an ultra-dark chocolate (85%) bar. Missouri raw wildflower and clover honey added a subtle and soft sweetness.

This bar was made using organic cacao from Produits Des Iles SA (PISA), a cacao exporter that works with more than 1,000 cacao farmers in northern Haiti to create high-quality, specialty cacao.

The cacao beans were stone-ground with Madagascan vanilla for 48 hours and the overall bar was "Crafted by Cam." Thank you Cam. (Honeymoon Chocolates founders Cam Loyet and Haley Loyet started the company in 2016, and make their bars in small batches.)

The maker's tasting notes read: "Molasses, Pie Crust, Smoked Wood, Dried Cherry"

Ingredients: Organic cacao, raw honey, cacao butter, and vanilla bean.


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