Wednesday, August 11, 2021

TCHO Unsweetened Baking Chocolate 100% Cacao - Aug. 11, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Unsweetened Baking Chocolate 100% Cacao
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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."

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