Sunday, September 26, 2021
Chocolate Story - Ghana 100% Cocoa (bar) - Sept. 26, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
Ghana 100% Cocoa (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 170.25 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.50 (+ summer shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Ghana Theme Week.
Today's Ghana 100% Cocoa (bar) was by Manufaktura Czekology (Chocolate Story) in Poland.
The aroma notes for this bar included (in order of appearance): green/flower stalks, true chocolate (brownie), very faint, fleeting sweet red fruit/berry, molasses, and vegetable (potato/potato chip).
Flavor notes included: well-done, ultra-dark chocolate brownie batter and fire-roasted nut butter, with a balanced bitterness with a light astringency, and a mild-to-moderate sour acidity (grapefruit) in the finish. Charcoal-roasted brownie was what stuck in my mind.
Having tried both 70% and 100% Ghana bars from Chocolate Story, I'm curious what an 85% to cocoa bar, made with this same cacao, might taste like. The 70% was sweet, fruity and lively with layered chocolate depth, and quite pleasing. I'm wondering if an 85% might result in a happy medium, that might be just right. Perhaps the makers did try this and decided to go with this fiery 100%er instead.
Maker's tasting notes: "roasted wood, caramel, nuts."
Ingredients: 100% cocoa beans from Ghana.
Allergen-related information: This product may contain milk, nuts.