Friday, November 12, 2021

Wm. Chocolate - Dark + Salt - 70% Cacao Dominican Republic (bar) - Nov. 10, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Wm. Chocolate LLC
Dark + Salt - 70% Cacao Dominican Republic (bar)
Good +++
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 145 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $5.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Wm. Chocolate, online order 

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Hispaniola Theme Weeks, focusing this week on the Dominican Republic side of the island.

Today's Dark + Salt - 70% Cacao Dominican Republic Single Origin (bar) was produced by Wm. Chocolate LLC (Madison, WI). 

Aroma and flavor notes for this nuanced and complex chocolate included: chocolate brownie, pleasing, sweet earth and shimmering faint fruit (raisin, red berry, sweet orange, fig), light savory (subtle buttered nuts), molasses, faint green tea syrup, and very faint, and a fleeting aromatic (sweet, faint floral fruit) tobacco and faint toffee. 

Tiny crystals of salt (harvested in the U.S.) added an occasional flavor sparkle and crunchy texture.

Summary: This chocolate was well balanced with subtle, layered aroma and flavor. The shifting array of subtle cacao flavors included a judicious overlay of savory with the naturally sweet.

Ingredients: Organic cacao beans, organic unrefined cane sugar, organic cacao butter, sea salt

Allergen-related information: "No soy, dairy, grain, nuts, refined sugar, or animal products."

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