Chocolate of the Day
Bixby and Co.
Bourbon Bar 70% Dark Chocolate
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) / 1.75 oz. (49.5 g.) (estimate) in total bar
Calories: 132 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $11.50 for 1 bar (including shipping, part of a larger order)
Purchased from: Good Food Awards (Marketplace), online order
Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Holiday Spirits Theme Week.
Today's Split Rock Bourbon Bar 70% Dark Chocolate was from Bixby and Co. (Rockland, ME).
The maker's description: "Barrel aged, grain-to-glass Maine made bourbon blended into our single origin, Dominican Republic bean-to-bar chocolate."
Aroma and flavor notes for this ebony-hued bar included deep, dark chocolate, very slight citrus (orange) and fermented corn/grain, slightly malty sweetness (whiskey). While the 70% dark chocolate was almost boldly flavorful, it was also balanced, and not terribly bitter or acidic. The chocolate itself seemed to have a base level of relative natural sweetness.
The bar had a smooth melt and a uniform texture with a very slight astringency (light graininess).
Maker's tasting notes: "Notes of orange with a rich smooth taste."
Ingredients: Organic dark chocolate (organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar), organic bourbon whiskey
Allergen-related information: "Prepared in a facility that processes milk, tree nuts and peanuts."