Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Ghirardelli - 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate (bar) - Aug. 10, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Premium Baking 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 4 oz. (113.5 g.) in total bar
Calories: 140 calories (per label) in 1/4 bar
Cost: $ missing information for 1 bar
Purchased from: missing information 

Welcome to Day #2 of 100% Cacao and Nibs Theme Week.

Today's Premium Baking 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate (bar) was from Ghirardelli Chocolate Company (San Leandro, CA). 

This bar had an aroma with deep chocolate and sweet green (green tea, green floral and fleeting green floral, homemade marshmallow, green nut/seed and jaguar cacao) notes. 

The flavor was similar to the aroma, but with much more pronounced deep, roasted dark chocolate (lightly singed fudge nut brownie) notes with a dense creamy (finely ground, thick 100% nut (fire roasted almond and peanut butter) texture and mouthfeel. 

The green notes made a subtle return in the light, lingering finish as did a fleeting faint brownie note.

In a word, this bar with well-managed bitterness and acidity was substantial. 

For those who enjoy ultra-dark chocolate, this chocolate is suitable for eating as well as baking (cakes, brownies, and traditional chocolate desserts). It also could be used to make a high-end, paleo fondue with nuts and fruits, an outer coating for dark truffles, or a melted drizzle over vanilla ice cream or sweeter desserts where you're looking for a bit of lively contrast.

Ingredients: "Unsweetened chocolate."

Allergen-related information: "May contain milk, soy, and tree nuts."

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