Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Chocolate of the Day
Bolivia 70% Cacao Fairly Traded (bar)
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 270 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $12.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #3 of Bolivia and Chocolate Theme Week.
Today's Bolivia 70% Cacao Fairly Traded (bar) from Tabal Chocolate (Wauwatosa, WI) had a pleasing bold, smooth chocolatey flavor with sweet, fruit-like brightness, and faint, fleeting nutty flavor at the beginning.
I compared today's 70% cacao Bolivia bar with yesterday's 58% cacao Bolivia sibling, also from Tabal Chocolate. Yesterday, I wondered how much of the bright, fruity flavor from the 58% bar was due to the relatively high sugar content. But, after tasting today's darker version--that had had some of the same bright flavor--it was clear that brightness was from the cacao itself.
Ingredients: Organic cacao, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla bean.