Chocolate of the Day
Guatemala Asochivite 70% dark chocolate (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 2 oz. (56.6 g.) in total bar
Calories: 319 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $9.50 + summer shipping for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Guatemala Theme Week.
Today's La Faverie Guatemala Asochivite 70% bar was from Hasnaa Chocolats (Bordeaux, France)--the work of "chocolate artisan," Hasnaa Ferreira.
Aroma notes included, in order: short whiff of fresh yeast bread, followed by green/green floral, then a bit of tart lemony green oxalic acid (sorrel, oxalis, sour grass). fruit (goji berry, blackberry, red grape, plum), fleeting and very faint ambrosia (orange, pineapple) salad, and chocolate (brownie, leather).
Tasting the chocolate revealed more sweet, dark "chocolatey" flavor, and bright, tart fruit notes--the kind that are especially amplified with sugar. Also present: a barely there fruit astringency (think sweet persimmon) and a faint, balanced note of dairy cream and light earth toward the end.
This was a bright, fruity dark chocolate with layered complexity.
The cacao used to handcraft this dark bar was from a remote, mountainous area of Guatemala (near the village of San Juan Chovite) (2017 Harvest), where many Maya farmers still harvest cacao from "wild" trees.
Hasnaa's tasting/flavour profile notes read: "Tangy notes of passion fruit, plum swirls and slightly cappucino finish."
Ingredients: Organic cacao beans and organic cane sugar.