Chocolate of the Day
Belvie Chocolate Maker
Socola Caphe Sua Da (bar)
Dark Milk Chocolate 55% Cacao Coffee + Nibs (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.41 oz. (40 g.) / 2.82 oz. (80 g.) in total bar
Calories: 226 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.25 (+ shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere.com, online order
Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Vietnam Theme Week.
Today's Dark Milk Chocolate 55% Cacao Coffee (Socola Caphe) + Nibs (bar) was made in Vietnam by Belvie Chocolate Maker (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam).
Belvie Chocolate offers a variety of chocolate bars made with (Trinitario) fine cacao(s), from different regions of Vietnam. Some of these bars, like today's, highlight local flavor inclusions like Vietnamese coffee.
Belvie Chocolate's description read as follows: "This chocolate made of the beans from Dong Nai province, a highly inland area underlaid by volcanic rock, supports cacao plantations on its low-lying slopes as well as its valey (sic). A little coffee added to show typical Vietnamese taste."
This single terroir, dark milk chocolate successfully evoked Vietnamese coffee: a robust, but sweet and creamy beverage make with condensed milk.
Aroma: The aroma notes: sugars (caramel, powdered sugar, marshmallow) and a very light sweet coffee/tea aroma.
Texture: The chocolate's texture was a blend of thick, smooth and creamy, with crunchy, mild cacao nibs (pieces) on the back of the bar.
Flavor: This sweet dark milk bar had uniform smooth, mild but rich dark, almost fruity, chocolate flavor with a hint of caramel.
Ingredients: "Cacao and cacao butter 55%, cane sugar 25%, milk powder 20%, coffee"
Allergen-related information: (none listed)