Brasile - Cioccolato Bio 70% (barra)
(Brazil - Organic Dark Chocolate 70% (bar))
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 270.5 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $6.90 (+ shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere.com, online order
Bem vinda (welcome) to Day #10 of VWXYZ Theme Week, featuring chocolates with origins and flavor inclusions that start with the letter(s) V, W, X, Y and Z; and Day #1 of Chocolate and Brazil Theme Week.
Today's grown-up fruity and faintly nutty Brazil Organic Dark Chocolate 70% (bar) was made by Domori srl (None, Italy).
This well-tempered and well-executed dark chocolate had an aroma and flavor with rich concentrated, fermented fruit (prunes, figs, raisins, faint dried banana) with very faint traces of fermented fruit/sugar spirits (rum, port); cocktail herbs (sweet bayleaf, vanilla, juniper); cream; and true dark chocolate/cocoa flavored with a hint of naturally earthy Brazil nuts and almonds.
The texture was relatively creamy and smooth; and the flavors, while relatively bold, but were nicely balanced, and harmonized to create a sophisticated complexity.
Thank you to Gianluca Franzoni and team at Domori for providing a delicious means of virtual travel. I could almost imagine myself in a temperate rainforest in Brazil.
X is for Xingu
The letter"X" is linked to a significant cacao origin story in Brazil. Domori was involved in the creation of this chocolate from "tree-to-bar," selecting cacao from 17 family-run farms along the Xingu River, (a SE tributary of the Amazon River)--that stretches over 1,000 miles in northern Brazil--traversing the States of Mato Grosso and Para.
The word Xingu refers to the river as well as to approximately fifteen tribes of native/indigenous (Amerind) people living near the river. The native peoples of the Amazon basin have enjoyed wild fish, manioc and maize, palm fruits, cashews and cacao and many other foods for centuries, long before Columbus/Europeans made their way to the Americas in search of gold and other treasures.
Ingredients: Cacao min. 70 percent. Organic cocoa mass, organic cane sugar.
Allergen-related information: Gluten free. May contain traces of nuts, milk and soy.
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