Monday, March 1, 2021

A. Morin - Jamaique Marvia Noir 63% (bar) - March 1, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

A. Morin (SAS Chocolaterie A. Morin)
Jamaique Marvia Noir 63% (bar)
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) / 3.52 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 284 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.80 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Jamaica Theme Week.

Today's single origin Jamaique Marvia* Noir 63% (bar) was from the French artisan chocolatier A. Morin (SAS Chocolaterie A. Morin, Donzere, France). The company's origins stretch back to 1884.

This relatively thick, generously sized French chocolate bar had a deep, dark chocolate flavor. A pleasing true chocolate (smooth, baked fudge brownie) note was accompanied by a slightly woodsy, loamy earth undercurrent and a very faint fruit (lightly spiced peach) note. These notes were consistent from start to finish. 

The chocolate was not too sweet (thank you). In fact, the 63% cacao content tasted darker, more like a 70% cacao chocolate.

Ingredients: Cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin

*I am not sure about the "Marvia" name; but, if I had to guess, it may be a reference to Marvia Borrell, the Jamaican-born founder and CEO of Black River Chocolate in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, and cocoa ambassador. Her company also has a presence in Europe.

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