Chocolate of the Day
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Madagascar 70% dark bar
Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 160 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.95 (+ shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Christopher Elbow, online order
Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Madagascar Theme Week.
Today's Madagascar 70% bar was from Christopher Elbow Chocolates (Saint Louis, MO).
The organic cacao used to make this bar was from the Akesson Estate in the Sambirano Valley in northwest Madagascar, known for great cacao.
The initial aroma: sweet white, aromatic dessert wine (Gewurztraminer) and very faint maple syrup, followed by a slight shift toward brown sugar and fruit notes.
The flavor notes were more complex. Traces of the (above mentioned) sweet aroma notes bloomed into tart sweet fruit (white grapes, nectarine, tart cherry, faint citrus), chocolate, faint earth and cream. There was a slight (persimmon) astringency; and a honeyed white grape/fruit note lightly lingered into the finish.
Ingredients: Organic cacao, organic cane sugar, cacao butter