Sunday, February 28, 2021
Pump Street Chocolate - Jamaica 75% Bachelor's Hall Estate (bar) - March 2, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
Pump Street Chocolate
Jamaica 75% Bachelor's Hall Estate (bar)
Weight: .706 oz. (20 g.) in 1 small bar
Calories: 97.6 calories in 1 small bar
Cost: $4.00 for 1 small bar + shipping
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Jamaica Theme Week.
Today's Jamaica 75% Bachelor's Hall Estate (bar) was from Pump Street Chocolate--bakers and chocolate makers based in Suffolk, England.
Single origin chocolate bars have become more available in smaller sizes in the past few years. This conveniently sized (single serving) package is great for sampling/small group tastings. It was also well-sealed, allowing the chocolate's flavors to stay well preserved. And I could tuck this small bar into my pack for a solo hike without worrying about possible meltage issues. (Buy a larger size if you want to share with others.)
The aroma included rich dark chocolate and very faint, well-balanced umami/smoke, licorice, and green notes.
The flavor had true dark chocolate (cake, brownie) flavor with faint fermented cream, concentrated fruit (cherry and honey fruitcake), and very faint earth notes.
Personal notes: Good choice on Pump Street's part to go with a darker percentage (75% vs. 70% cacao) for this cacao/chocolate. It helped showcase the cacao's abundance of natural flavor(s) and balanced the sugar/sweetness. Flavors were nicely balanced/managed. Can't wait to try the 90% version tomorrow.
Pump Street Chocolate's tasting notes read as follows: "Initially rich, a satisfying melt releases hints of sweet, juicy berries before rounding into a distinctive honeyed rum finish. Serendipitous for a Jamaican bar"..."Chocolate made in Suffolk with beans sourced from a single farm."
Ingredients: Cocoa beans, cane sugar, organic cocoa butter.