Chocolate of the Day
Lina's Langka Milk Chocolate (bar)
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) in total bar
Calories: 136 calories (estimate) in 1 bar
Cost: $5.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Oadaalolly, online order
Welcome to Day #13 of Chocolate and Fruit Theme Week.
Today's Lina's Langka* Milk Chocolate (bar) was from Oodaalolly, LLC (El Cerrito, CA).
The focus for chocolate maker and founder Hernan Lauber (and new business partner/maker Jeremy Burnich) has been on producing bean to bar chocolates made with cacao (and flavor inclusions) from the Philippines.
Aroma notes for today's jackfruit milk chocolate bar included: sweet milk chocolate (caramel), and fruit (bright, sweet mango fruit and cacao fruit pulp).
Flavor notes for this bar included milk chocolate (cream caramel, light butterscotch, faint brown sugar); tropical fruit (light pineapple, faint mango, very light citrus); and a very faint fleeting mint/pine note.
This was a sweet chocolate, but not cloying. The raw cane sugar and jackfruit added natural sweetness and flavor depth. Thank you to the maker for the opportunity to enjoy a skillfully executed and rare blend of jackfruit and chocolate.
Maker's notes: "A well-balanced and unusual flavor profile of pineapple, banana, and peanuts with minimal sweetness." (At the request of chocolate maker (Jeremy's) "mother-in-law, Lina, who loves langka, we combined it with non-traditional low-sugar milk chocolate.")
Ingredients: Cacao, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, raw cane sugar, jackfruit.
Allergen-related information: Contains milk
*"In the Philippines, jackfruit is known as langka in Tagalog and nangku in Cebuanu." Jackfruit has a relatively strong smell and taste, and is often likened to pineapple.