Monday, August 16, 2021

Chocola - Trozos de Cacao Cubiertos de Chocolate Oscuro Fino - Aug. 16, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Trozos de Cacao Cubiertos de Chocolate Oscuro Fino
(Pieces of Cacao (nibs) Covered in Fine Dark Chocolate)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 4.06 oz. (115 g.) in total package
Calories: 131 calories (per label) in 1 serving
Cost: $9.49 for 1 package
Purchased from: Piazza's, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #8 of 100% Cacao and Nibs Theme Week, and the first day (Day #1) of Chocolate and Guatemala Theme Week.

Today's Trozos de Cacao Cubiertas de Chocolate Oscuro Fino (cacao nibs covered in fine dark chocolate) were made with Guatemalan cacao and distributed by Productos Chocola S.A. (Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America (C.A.)).*

Aroma and flavor notes for these diminutive, dark chocolate-covered nib pieces included dark fruit/berries (ripe blackberry, plum), port (wine), light maple syrup, sweet green/floral sap and faint vanilla and oxalis (sweet-lemony green herbs like sorrel, sour grass). And--especially after biting into them--dark chocolate flavor (with fleeting earth, blackberry and light wood and nut (hazelnut) notes).

These dark granules were flavorful and addicting all by themselves--a high-end, satisfying and compact snack. 

They would also make a delicious pairing with vanilla ice cream, or with a cheese plate, handful of roasted nuts and a small glass of fine dessert wine/port or sherry. They'd probably pair well with certain whiskeys as well. 

Ingredients: Dark chocolate 50% (sugar, cocoa butter, cacao liquor, soy lecithin (emulsifier), natural vanilla), cacao nibs, gum arabic (glazing agent).

Allergen-related information: "Contains tree nuts, soy products and may contain traces of peanuts."

*Today's Chocola dark chocolate covered cacao nibs were imported into the U.S. The importer/import contact listed on my package was Global Support, LLC (San Francisco, CA). 

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