Chocolate of the Day
Theo and Philo Chocolate Factory
65% Dark Chocolate with Calamansi bar
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.59 oz. (45 g.) in total bar
Calories: 220 calories (per label) in 1 bar
Cost: $7.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and the Philippines Theme Week.
Today's 65% Dark Chocolate with Calamansi (bar) was from Theo and Philo Chocolate Factory (Manila, Philippines). The company produces (Filipino origin) artisan chocolate bars, many with Filipino-inspired flavor inclusions.
The aroma of this bar was lightly perfumed with authentic, bittersweet citrus notes. The flavor was similar--sweet 65% dark chocolate with balanced flavor bursts from slightly chewy bits of tart-sweet Calamansi* citrus rind that lingered a bit into the finish.
Ingredients: Cacao beans, sugar, calamansi rind, cocoa butter
*The Calamansi orange (Citrofortunella microcarpa)--also known as calamondin, Philippine lemon and Philippine lime)--is a semi-tropical, citrus hybrid (think tangerine + kumquat) from the Philippines, SE Asia and China. Fully ripened it is orange in color; although in the Philippines it is also harvested when still green. The skin of this small citrus fruit is thin, fragrant and quite edible. Calamansi can be used to make orange marmalade, citrus drinks (similar to lemonade), and is used in savory sauces and meat/fish dishes as well.