Chocolate of the Day
Unsweetened Baking Chocolate 100% Cacao
Weight: 3 pieces - .53 oz. (15 g.) / 8 oz. (226 g.) in total package
Calories: 90 calories in 1 serving (3 pieces)
Cost: $6.99 for 1 package
Purchased from: Nugget Markets, Tiburon, CA
Welcome to Day #3 of 100% Cacao and Nibs Theme Week.
Today's 100% Cacao Unsweetened Baking Chocolate (hexagon-shaped pieces) were from TCHO Ventures, Inc. (Berkeley, CA).
This chocolate (intended for baking and/or snacking) had a sweet aroma (faint shortbread cookie and graham cracker), that evolved into faint sweet green--and a few minutes later blossomed into ripe, concentrated fruit (plum, prunes and brown sugar) and dark chocolate.
The texture was thick and creamy, with a stiff nut butter mouthfeel with a luxe melt. And the bar had deep, true chocolate (unsweetened brownie, bittersweet morsels in dark chocolate chip cookies) flavor with balanced, medium acidity and bitterness. A light but lingering finish had bittersweet notes. There was a roasted flavor, but not "charcoal" (as can be the case with ultra-dark 100% chocolate).
Ingredients: Organic, Fair Trade cacao beans
Allergen-related information: "May contain traces of milk, soy, and tree nuts."