Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Chocolate of the Day:
Equateur (Ecuador), Los Rios 70% (bar)
Weight: .175 oz. (5 g.) / 6.35 oz. (180 g.) in total package of 36 mini bars
Calories; 27.7 calories (estimate) in 1 mini bar
Cost: $45.00 for 1 package of 36 mini bars
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Ecuador Theme Week.
Today's Equateur (Ecuador) Los Rios 70% (mini bar) was from Chapon Chocolatier (Paris and Chelles, France).
This bar had an aroma with rich, sweet (brown sugar/molasses) chocolate and light spice notes.
The melt was fairly creamy. The flavor profile was well-balanced with light bittersweet and true chocolate notes with a faint fruit uplift/brightness.
The outer box, and inner (bar) packaging, for this Chapon assortment box supplied enjoyable eye candy. Lush, colorful fantasies of the natural world blended landscape and animal imagery with impressions of cacao origins. This was true even with these small bars, tiny canvases for this art (that is more well developed in larger Chapon bar wrappings).
The small 70% mini bar was just the right size for a satisfying sample.