Chocolate of the Day
(Hasnaa Chocolats Grands Crus)
Rwenzori Forest, Uganda 75% (2020 Harvest) (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (56.6 g.) in total bar
Calories: 163 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Uganda Theme Week.
Today's Rwenzori Forest, Uganda 75% (2020 Harvest) bar was produced by La Feverie (Bordeaux, France).
Rich, dark, complex aroma and flavor notes included: concentrated, almost earthy, dried fruit (roasted green banana), honey, roasted figs and cherries, faint dried apricot--and a very faint, fleeting white floral note far into the finish.
The balanced ultra-dark flavor(s) were neither too bitter nor too acidic. And the 75% cacao choice (vs. the standard 70%) was quite nice. This Hasnaa offering could have passed for 80% cacao chocolate, and was more interesting (and less sweet) than most 70% bars.
Hasnaa Chocolats (maker's) tasting notes: "Fresh and tangy tannin, blooming in a fleshy and enveloping sweetness with slightly smoky notes of cherry, apricot, and liquorice."
Ingredients: Organic cacao beans and organic cane sugar
Allergen-related information: (None listed on package.)