In 2006, my daughter bet I couldn't eat a different chocolate each day for a year. I enjoyed that year so much that, after 14+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate each day. Happily, even after 5,375+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Madre Chocolate - 70% Lachua Guatemala dark chocolate (bar) - Dec. 7, 2020
Chocolate of the Day
70% Lachua Guatemala dark chocolate (bar)
Weight: 1.5 oz. (43 g.) in 1 bar Calories: 228 calories (estimate) in 1 bar Cost: $9.50 for 1 bar Purchased from: Madre Chocolate, online order
Welcome to Day #16 of Chocolate and Hawaii Theme Weeks.
Today's 70% Lachua Guatemala dark chocolate bar was from Madre Chocolate (Honolulu, HI).
This chocolate had a friendly, alluring aroma and flavor with hot chocolate/fresh baked brownie, light spice (cinnamon, vanilla), nut and fruit notes. (Vanilla bean helped evoke memories of baked brownie and hot chocolate.)
It had a smooth, almost creamy melt and texture, and low acidity, bitterness and astringency.
The finish tapered off into a fainter version of the chocolatey/baked brownie flavor mentioned above.
The Funda Lachua co-op cacao (grown in Guatemala) was supplied by Maya Mountain Cacao, an organization that has helped farmers improve the quality of cacao and provide fair prices for them. Maya Mountain Cacao also provides valuable connections between farmers in Central America and chocolate makers who looking to buy their cacao (such as Madre Chocolate in Hawaii that hand crafted today's Guatemala chocolate, from bean to bar, in O'ahu).