Sunday, November 21, 2021
Honeymoon Chocolates - 80% Haiti + Manuka Dark Chocolate (bar) - Nov. 20, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
80% Haiti + Manuka (honey) Dark Chocolate (bar)
Weight: 1.1 oz. (31 g.) / 2.2 oz. (62 g.) in total bar
Calories: 148 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $11.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere.com, online order
Welcome to Day #15 of Chocolate and Hispaniola Theme Weeks, including chocolates made from cacao grown in the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti.
Today's 80% Haiti Cacao + Manuka (honey) Dark Chocolate (bar) was from Honeymoon Chocolates (St. Louis, MO).
The aroma notes for this ultra-dark bar included: dark chocolate, light, bright fruit (peach jam, sweet green banana, and very faint ripe berry + spice).
The chocolate had a very smooth texture, with a soft, relatively rapid melt.
Flavor notes included smooth dark chocolate with buttery and floral honey notes--with a relatively mild/friendly flavor profile for an 80% cacao bar, with no harsh or bitter notes and balanced acidity.
Maker's tasting notes: "Apricot, vanilla, green banana, pine"
Ingredients: "Cacao, raw honey, cacao butter"
Allergen-related information: "Made in a facility that prepares products with peanuts and tree nuts." "Free of refined sugar, soy, dairy, and gluten."