Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Christopher Elbow - Vietnam - 72% Dark (bar) - May 18, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Christopher Elbow Craft Chocolate
Vietnam - 72% Dark (bar)
Good ++
Weight: 1.13 oz. (32 g.) / 2.296 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 160 calories in approx. 1/2 bar 
Cost: $9.95 (+ shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Christopher Elbow, online order

Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Vietnam Theme Week.

Today's Vietnam 72% Dark (bar) was crafted by Christopher Elbow Chocolates (Kansas City, MO).

Elbow offers a variety of chocolates and confections, including a line of single origin chocolate bars. The cacao used to make this bar was from Dak Lak Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam (north of Lam Dong Province).

Elbow's description read as follows: "The small batch chocolate is carefully crafted from bean to bar and refined to bring forth the unique flavors of the region from which it came."

Aroma: dark chocolate, light molasses spice, sweet fruit (red raspberry, tangerine), freshly baked bread and butter/cream, chocolate cake.

The flavor notes included smooth dark chocolate (dark chocolate cake), with a subtle natural fruit sweetness (faint raspberry jam and light banana). The texture had a bit of mild astringency (perceived dryness, graininess) about 20 seconds after taking a bite. Overall this bar provided a very pleasing tasting experience.

Ingredients: Cacao, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter  

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