In 2006, my daughter bet I couldn't eat a different chocolate each day for a year. I enjoyed that year so much that, after 15+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate every day. Happily, even after 5,500+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Soklet - 100% Dark Chocolate India Origin (bar) - Feb. 13, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
Soklet 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.