Chocolate of the Day
Spiced Chocolate Bar 60% Limited Edition (bar)
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 239 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $9.00 (+ shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and India Theme Week.
Today's Soklet Limited Edition Spiced Chocolate 60% (bar) was manufactured by Regal Foods and Beverages (Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India).
When I think of culinary India, I think of spices and bold flavors. However, in the two tree-to-bar Soklet chocolates I have tried so far this week, there is a mastery of nuances. Today's Indian Origin 60% chocolate bar contained a warm, subtle spice blend that included cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove, nutmeg and mace.
The base chocolate had a relatively mild chocolately flavor with a low level of tart fruit acidity, almost no bitterness, and a slightly oxidized, malted cereal note. The level of sweetness was just right, not too sweet (thank you).
The light, lingering chocolate finish was relatively delicate with very faint traces of charcoal and wood ash notes that somehow conjured romantic notions of an artisan chocolate forge on the edge of a lush green forest.
Ingredients: "cacao beans, cacao butter, unrefined cane sugar, a blend of Indian spices"