In 2006, my daughter bet I couldn't eat a different chocolate each day for a year. I enjoyed that year so much that, after 14+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate each day. Happily, even after 5,465+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Fjak Sjokolade - Single Origin 70% Mork (Dark) Tanzania (bar) - May 9, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
Single Origin 70% Mork (Dark) Tanzania (bar) Good ++ Weight: 1.87 oz. (53 g.) in total bar
Calories: 289 calories (estimate) in 1 bar
Cost: $9.50 (+ shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Tanzania Theme Week.
Today's Single Origin 70% Mork (Dark) Tanzania (bar) was hand-crafted from bean to bar by Fjak Sjokolade (Hardanger, Norway). The company handcrafts their bean-to-bar, small-batch chocolate bars in their factory by the Hardangerfjord.*
The cacao used to make this bar was from Kokoa Kamili, Kilombero Valley, Tanzania.
The light, complex aroma of this bar had warm molasses spice (Boston brown bread with raisins), fresh baked yeast bread, light tropical fruit, cream--and later a very faint, mild sweet, fresh cucumber cream--notes.
The melt and texture were smooth.
This flavorful, complex chocolate had flavor notes that were similar to the aroma and included bright, balanced sweetness with notes of sweet cream, very faint earth, fruit (faint banana, mango, red raspberry, bright tropical fruit punch with guava, passion fruit), and freshly baked chocolate cake.
The Fjaak maker's tasting notes: "Round dark chocolate with notes of banana and raisins."
Ingredients: Cocoa beans, cane sugar and cocoa butter (100% organic)
Allergen-related information: Processed in a facility that handles nuts, dairy and gluten.
*Norway is known for its beautiful dramatic scenery, particularly fjords surrounded by mountains and waterfalls. The Hardanderfjord (fjord) is a long body of water (the second longest in Norway) that extends from the Atlantic Ocean into the country's interior. What a great, inspirational place to make chocolate.