Chocolate of the Day
Semuliki Forest, Uganda 70% Dark Chocolate (bar)
Weight: 1.05 oz. (30 g.) / 2.1 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 163 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $10.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Uganda Theme Week.
Today's Semuliki Forest, Uganda 70% Dark Chocolate (bar) was made by Tosier Chocolatemaker (Gipping Valley, Suffolk, U.K.).
The cacao was from the Semuliki Forest (in the Bundibugyo district in remote, western Uganda). And post-harvest, it was centrally fermented in wooden boxes and certified organic at origin. The Tosier maker(s) crafted this chocolate using a light roast profile, and ground the cacao "in (a) stone melanger with refiner."
Aroma notes included: dark chocolate, sweet diffuse fruit, and very faint bread and butter notes.
The melt was even, and the texture had a slight graininess/astringency.
Flavor notes included: dark chocolate cake/torte, and diffuse fruit (peaches with faint cinnamon and warm spices). A subtle dark chocolate truffle note lingered in a polite finish.
Tasting notes: "chocolate ganache and red bean paste"
Ingredients: "Cocoa beans, organic unrefined cane sugar, ethically sourced cocoa butter"
Allergen-related information: "May contain traces of nuts." "Additives free, gluten free, dairy free, palm oil free, plant-based"