Monday, September 21, 2020

Fossa Chocolate - Macadamia and Shitake (bar) - Sept. 21, 2020

Chocolate of the Day

Fossa Chocolate
Macadamia and Shitake (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 294 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $15.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: missing information

Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate Surprise Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate, Nuts and More Theme Week.

Today's Macadamia and Shitake (bar) was from Fossa Chocolate (Singapore) and was made using Bolivia Wild Beniano cacao. 

I loved the aroma of this intriguing chocolate, handmade in small batches, with its mix of floral, nutty, umame (baked mushroom) and roasted coffee notes. 

The chocolate had a smooth, relatively creamy texture, accompanied by a circus of tiny, crunchy caramelized nut bits. Macadamia nuts are quite mild and it was difficult to tell what type of nut was there, but they were present. The chocolate notes were complementary and pleasant, but muted somewhat by all the other fun going on.

This was a great, well-balanced implementation of a unique blend of flavors. Extra points for making this sweet and umami melange shine.

Ingredients: Cacao, cane sugar, macadamia, cocoa butter, shitake mushrooms, sea salt.

St. Benoit Creamery - TCHO Chocolate Pot de Creme organic dessert - Sept. 20, 2020

Chocolate of the Day

St. Benoit Creamery 
Organic Desserts Pot de Creme - TCHO Chocolate
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in 1 small jar
Calories: 200 calories in 1 small jar
Cost: $3.99 for 1 small jar
Purchased from: Farm Fresh (CSA box item)

Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate Surprise Theme Week.

Today's TCHO Chocolate organic pot de creme dessert was from St. Benoit Creamery (Sonoma, CA).

This little glass jar was full of smooth and creamy chocolate goodness. Its rich
chocolate aroma and flavor was the product of plenty of chocolate, cocoa powder and cocoa butter. The cocoa powder also contributed an authentic, medium cacao acidity that nicely accented the more bland but altogether yummy milk and cream.

Ingredients: Organic whole milk, organic cream, organic egg yolk, organic 66% chocolate (organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin, organic vanilla beans), organic cacao beans, organic cocoa powder, organic cane sugar, pectin, sea salt, organic vanilla extract.
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