Saturday, July 10, 2021

Simon Coll - 85% Cacao Dark Chocolate (bar) - July 10, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Simon Coll Xocolaters
(Chocolates Simon Coll S.A.)
85% Cacao Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1.495 oz. (42.5 g.) / 2.99 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 255 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $4.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Nugget Markets, Tiburon, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Dark Chocolate Theme Week. This week features 60% to 90% cacao dark chocolate bars--made with blends of cacao beans, or with no origin specified.

Today's 85% Dark Chocolate bar was made in Spain by Chocolates Simon Coll S.A. (Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Barcelona, Spain). The company's chocolate-making roots stretch back several generations to 1840. (The company also acquired the historic Spanish Chocolate Amatller brand in 1972.)

The aroma and flavor notes in today's ultra-dark, gluten-free chocolate bar included: green; fresh ripe banana and light molasses/brown sugar spice (banana licuado); nut (walnut); and a balanced, slightly green, bittersweet dark chocolate (earthy fudge brownie).

This chocolate was relatively smooth/uniform in texture and flavor, yet managed to have satisfying complexity.

Ingredients: Cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, fat reduced cocoa powder, emulsifier (soya lecithin) and flavouring (vanilla). Cocoa solids 85%.

Allergen-related information: "Contains soy. May contain traces of milk, hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds.

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