Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Chocolate of the Day
Nicaragua Chuno 70% (mini bar)
Weight: .176 oz. (5 g.) / 6.35 oz. (180 g.) in total box of 36 mini bars
Calories: 27 calories (estimate) in 1 mini bar
Cost: $45.00 for 1 box of 36 mini bars (12 different origins)
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Nicaragua Theme Week.
Today's Nicaragua Chuno* 70% (mini bar) was from Chapon Chocolatier (Chelles and Paris, France).
This beautifully-packaged, single origin mini bar set contained tiny, individually-wrapped bars from around the globe. Today's Nicaragua sweet, creamy smooth dark chocolate had a uniform, balanced sweet, fruit acidity, and a very faint malt/cereal box note.
*Chuno is a hybrid variety of (heritage) cacao that grows in the selvas (jungles), in remote upland areas, of northern Nicaragua. Tasting notes from Chapon for their Chuno bar read as follows: wood, dried fruits, nuts, bitter almonds and/or light tobacco.