Friday, November 19, 2021
Honeymoon Chocolates + Kaldi's Coffee - 75% Haiti + Coffee Dark Chocolate (bar) - Nov. 19, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
(with Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co.)
75% Haiti Cacao + Coffee Dark Chocolate (bar)
Weight: 1.1 oz. (31 g.) / 2.2 oz. (62 g.) in total bar
Calories: 140 calories (per label) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere.com, online order
Welcome to Day #14 of Chocolate and Hispaniola Theme Weeks, including chocolates made from cacao grown in the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti.
Today's 75% Haiti + Coffee Dark Chocolate (bar) was created by Honeymoon Chocolates (Saint Louis, MO) in collaboration with Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. (Saint Louis, MO).
This chocolate was a blend of single origin ingredients (each with their own story), including the Haiti Brew 4 Impact coffee (from Haiti) roasted by Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co.; and the Haiti-grown cacao was from Produits des Iles S.A. (PISA)--an organization working directly with cacao farmers in Haiti.
Last, but not least, this dark chocolate bar was sweetened with "Missouri Wildflower and Clover" raw honey. (Honeymoon Chocolates produces several honey-sweetened bars.*)
As soon as I opened the sealed wrapper, I was greeted with the hearty, dark roasted aroma of coffee and chocolate. (This was a welcome wake-up breakfast bar this morning after a long hike yesterday.)
The 75% cacao chocolate had smooth texture with a rapid, creamy melt.
The flavors included rich coffee and dark chocolate flavor notes, as well as some flickers of light floral sweetness, nut butter and very faint, diffuse berry. This chocolate delivered abundant dark flavor(s), but with very balanced, and relatively low bitterness and acidity. The finish was relatively clean with light lingering mocha notes.
Ingredients: Cacao, raw honey, coffee, 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." "This product contains raw honey and should not be given to infants under the age of one."
*A portion of the proceeds from this bar go to honeybee research. A unique bar number written on the packaging invites consumers to enter the number at a website to see how their donation is being used.