Fresco Artisan Chocolate
O'Payo Profundo Nicaragua 70% Recipe 270 - Light Roast, Subtle Conche (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 136.5 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: Part of a $57 chocolate tasting (that included 5 different bars)
Purchased from: Fresco Artisan Chocolate/Chocolopolis.com
Welcome to Day #3 of Fresco Chocolate Tasting Series (of five different bars), and Day #1 of Chocolate and Central America Theme Week.
Today's O'Payo* Profundo Nicaragua 70% Recipe 270 - Light Roast, Subtle Conche (bar) was made by Fresco Artisan Chocolate (Lynden, WA).
The subtle aroma notes of this bar included (in order of appearance) very faint balanced savory/smoke; very light, roasted wood with very faint tannin; and faint tart-green notes.
The melt and mouthfeel were very satisfying: fudge-y, creamy smooth, almost buttery.
Flavor notes included a tart-sweet creaminess, intertwined with true chocolate (fudge brownie, dark chocolate torte) with very faint tart-green.
Maker's general tasting notes for O'Payo Profundo Nicaragua cacao: "...naturally occurring notes of spice, floral and nuts...incredibly flavorful..."
Ingredients: Organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter. organic cocoa butter.
Allergen-related information: "Free from gluten, dairy, nuts, soy"
*Regarding the cacao source, O'Payo Profundo (Nicaragua), "O'Payo" is a farmer's name. "Profundo" may refer the the relatively long fermentation time for this cacao. (Fresco also worked with producer Ingemann Fine Cocoa in Nicaragua to obtain these Nicaraguan cacao beans.)
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