Saturday, November 13, 2021

Cacaoteca - 51% Negro con Leche Chocolate Dominicano (bar) - Nov. 12, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

51% Negro Con Leche 
(51% Dark with Milk) (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 145 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $6.50 (sale) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Hispaniola Theme Weeks, featuring chocolates made with Dominican cacao this week. 

Today's 51% Negro Con Leche (51% Cacao Dark with Milk bar) was from Cacaoteca S.R.L., the only chocolate maker this week to be based in the Dominican Republic. 

This dark milk chocolate bar had a very pleasing aroma--one that encompasses a blend of nutty, faint earth, slight savory, and chocolate notes. (Sea salt brownie and milk anyone?) The milk (powder) contributed a creamy, smooth texture.

The flavors were also very pleasing with chocolate, a slight spike of earth, smooth nut, very faint savory, diffuse fruit sweetness and creamy milk notes. 

Ingredients: Cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder

Allergen-related information: "Contains: milk...Manufactured in a facility that also processes: milk, peanuts, almond, cashew, walnut, pecan"

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