Sunday, October 11, 2020
Chocolate of the Day
Nicaragua Two Ingredient 70% (bar)
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 225 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $12.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Nicaragua Theme Week.
Today's Nicaragua Two Ingredient 70% (bar) was crafted from cocoa bean to bar by Tabal Chocolate in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
The word Tabal translated into English (from Mayan origin) means "relationship." And with distributed supply chains involved in high-quality craft chocolate--spanning from farmers and suppliers to customers and running a small business, relationships are key.
Tabal Chocolate offers a line of single origin bars, as well as chocolate bars infused with organic teas and "superfoods" (including several different varieties of berries). The company is also involved with supporting Criollo cacao growing efforts.
The cacao grown in Nicaragua used to make this vegan, soy free and gluten free, two-ingredient bar was stoneground for three days in small batches. The resulting texture was smooth.
The true dark chocolate had both slightly bitter and fairly sweet taste elements, with true dark chocolate and dried (green banana, dried fig) fruit notes in between.
Ingredients: "Direct-trade single origin cacao, cane sugar"