Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Zotter - In-Fusion - Sour Cherry in Cacao Dark Chocolate (bar) - Dec. 1, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
In-Fusion - Sour Cherry in Cacao Dark Chocolate (bar)
Weight: 1.23 oz. (35 g.) / 2.47 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 200 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $7.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Zotterusa.com, online order
Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Fruit Theme Weeks.
Today's Zotter In-Fusion Sour Cherry in Cacao (bar) was made in Austria and distributed by Zotter Chocolates US LLC (Fort Myers, FL).
This dark chocolate was part of a line of fruit "in-fusion" bars made with fine cacao and flavored with freeze-dried fruits that in many cases mirror naturally occurring fruit notes in cacao--a wonderful concept.
The bar had a very subtle aroma (chocolate, diffuse fruit, french bread); a creamy, even texture; and a smooth chocolately flavor with notes of subtle cherry and fleeting, very faint, earthy fruit.
While nicely executed and well balanced, the added milk to this 70% dark bar may have muted aroma and flavors somewhat. I was expecting stronger cocoa and brighter tart cherry notes until I spotted "dry skim milk" in the ingredients list.
Adding milk to dark chocolate can even out flavors and give them a mellow, homogeneous continuity; however the sharper and stronger notes (for better or for worse) may be neutralized in the process.
Maker's tasting notes: "...intensely chocolatey with a sublime cocoa butter melt and charming sour cherry flavor."
Ingredients: Organic, fair trade cocoa mass; organic, fair trade cane sugar; organic, fair trade cocoa butter; organic dried sour cherries (4%); dry skim milk; organic soy lecithin; organic lemon powder (organic lemon juice concentrate, organic corn starch, organic sugar)
Allergen-related information: "Contains milk, soy."