Sunday, May 16, 2021

Belvie Chocolate - Don Duong Dark Chocolate 72% Cacao Lam Dong, Vietnam (bar) - May 16, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Belvie Chocolate Maker
Don Duong Dark Chocolate 72% Cacao, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam (bar)
Good ++
Weight: 1.41 oz. (40 g.) / 2.82 oz. (80 g.) in total bar
Calories: 229.2 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.25 (+ shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from:, online order

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Vietnam Theme Week.

Today's Don Duong Dark Chocolate 72% Cacao Single Plantation, Lam Dong Province (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 cacaos, purchased from cacao farmers located in different regions of Vietnam. This bar was crafted using cacao grown on a single plantation, in Lam Dong province in the Central Highlands.

All the Belvie bars I have sampled this week have been full of interesting flavors. No dull darks here. 

This 72% cacao dark chocolate had an aroma and flavor with pleasing fruit (fig filled butter cookie, peach jam), very faint green, true chocolate (dark chocolate torte with warm spices) and soft waves of balanced, loamy earth notes. It was relatively low in acid and bitterness, and had a pleasant, clean finish. 

Belvie Chocolate's tasting notes read as follows: 

"Taste and Flavour: Dusky, cloves and some stone fruit. Great balance and complexity, long and wonderful finish."

Ingredients: "Cacao and cacao butter 72%, cane sugar 28%"

Allergen-related information: "Gluten free; Dairy free; May contain traces of nut."


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