Thursday, December 10, 2020

Lonohana Estate Chocolate - Milk and Ginger 50% Dark Milk (bar) - Dec. 10, 2020

Chocolate of the Day

Lonohana Estate Chocolate
Milk and Ginger 50% Dark Milk (bar)
Good ++
Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 180 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $ missing information
Purchased from: Lonohana (and The Chocolate Garage) 

Welcome to Day #19 of Chocolate and Hawaii Theme Weeks, and Day #2 of Chocolate and Spices Theme Week. 

Today's Milk and Ginger 50% Dark Milk (bar) made with cacao from Honduras and Ecuador, was from Lonohana Estate Chocolate (Honolulu, HI).

I've tried growing ginger on my patio in northern California, and it is possible to get lovely green shoots and more ginger this way. But, Hawaii seems like it would be a far better place to grow this wonderfully spicy item that complements chocolate so nicely.

Lonohana's luxuriously creamy, dark milk chocolate (bar) was infused with natural, warm, fragrant, natural ginger spice, a hint of caramel and very faint citrus (lemongrass) aroma and flavor notes.

The amount of toasted coconut and ginger essential oil(s) tasted just right. Not too much, not too little. 

This chocolate was sweet enough (the increased sugar in a 50% cacao chocolate is generally at my limit) that it was difficult to pick up the flavor nuances of the cacao (from Honduras and Ecuador). The milk chocolate was very smooth and pleasantly balanced. And there were certainly no "off" flavors that I could detect.

Ingredients: Cacao, organic cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, organic whole milk powder,  roasted coconut and ginger oil. 

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