Chocolate of the Day
Fondente Origine Unica Venezuela Cacao 72% (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.41 oz. (40 g.) / 2.82 oz. (80 g.) in total bar
Calories: 226 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $3.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Mollie Stone's, Sausalito, CA
Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Venezuela Theme Week.
Today's D. Barbero Fondente Origine Unica (Dark Chocolate Single Origin) Venezuela Cacao 72% (bar), made in Italy, was from Barbero Davide S.r.l. (Asti, Italy). The company is known for its torrone nougat and chocolate.
This bar had a "true chocolate" (chocolate cake, brownie) aroma with light fruit (bright, red berry jam) notes. The melt and texture were smooth and even.
Flavor notes mirrored the aroma and included true chocolate (chocolate cake, brownie), sweet red berry (faint strawberry) and cocoa (hot chocolate with vanilla) that lightly lingered into the finish as part of an overall, well-balanced, bittersweet (dark chocolate chip) taste.
There were no strong bitter or off notes; and this smoothness of flavor--coupled with a natural sweetness (enhanced by sugar and a touch of vanilla)--will appeal to a broad audience.
Ingredients: "Venezuela cocoa paste, sugar, cocoa butter, natural vanilla flavor."
Allergen-related information: "Gluten free" (made without gluten ingredients)