Chocolate of the Day
Theo and Philo Chocolate Factory
65% Dark Chocolate with Green Mango and Salt (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 #10 of Chocolate and the Philippines Theme Week.
Today's 65% Dark Chocolate with Green Mango and Salt (bar) was from Theo and Philo Chocolate Factory (Manila, Philippines).
The company produces (Filipino origin) artisan chocolate bars, many with Filipino-inspired flavor inclusions. Look carefully at the imagery on today's attractively packaged bar and you'll see (among the lush green foliage) regal Philippine eagles--one of the largest eagle species in the world.
This bar gave off a subtle dark chocolate, fruit (mango, light aromatic citrus) aroma with a faint savory note. The base dark chocolate had smooth, even flavor and texture, interspersed with chewy fruit pieces (authentic, tangy-sweet mango, with a light lime note).
The judicious touch of sea salt complemented both chocolate and mango flavors and balanced the sweetness very nicely.
Ingredients: Cacao beans, sugar, dried green mangoes, cocoa butter, sea salt