Saturday, February 13, 2021

Soklet - 100% Dark Chocolate India Origin (bar) - Feb. 13, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Dark Chocolate 100% India Origin (bar)
Good ++
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 272.5 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $8.00 for 1 bar + shipping
Purchased from: Bar and Cacao, online order

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and India Theme Week.

Today's Soklet 100% Dark Chocolate India Origin (bar) was manufactured by Regal Foods and Beverages (Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India).

This complex, ultra-dark chocolate was also very approachable for a 100% cacao bar, with no sharp spikes or "off" notes. 

The aroma of this chocolate took me on a whirl around the chocolate tasting wheel. It started with a fleeting floral note, quickly evolved to spice blend, followed by brown sugar, nutty, and then green floral perfume and green coconut notes. 

The texture was thick and hearty, a satisfying thick cacao mass (think stiff, freshly ground peanut butter with less oil and no sugar).

The flavor of this one-ingredient (100% cacao beans) bar, like most unsweetened chocolate bars, was a bit different than the aroma. Deep, concentrated cacao flavor notes with very balanced (fruit) acidity and bitterness, with fleeting malt and green rice notes.

Ingredients: Cacao beans

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