Chocolate of the Day
Colombian Cacao Taxonomy (Manufactured by El Colaboratorio)
Nibs dark chocolate (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.41 oz. (40 g.) in total bar
Calories: 191 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $6.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Colombia Theme Week.
Today's Disidente Nibs Colombian craft chocolate (bar) was manufactured by El Colaboratorio (Bogota, Colombia).
(Cacao) Disidente creates bean-to-bar chocolates that celebrate the agricultural biodiversity of Colombia. They use Colombian-grown cacao(s)--sourced from cacao co-operatives and organizations/fermenteries in different regions of Colombia.
Aroma notes for this Nibs bar (in order of appearance) included: faint fruit (berry, apple), herbal citrus (tart lemony green, found in sorrel, sour grass, oxalis*), dark chocolate cookie, and maple/brown sugar.
Cacao nibs (pieces of cacao seed or bean) added a soft crunchy element and this bar a boost of authentic cacao flavor (unsweetened, true chocolate with brownie, nutty, mild earth, faint green and leather notes). All this flavor in a bar made using just three ingredients: cacao beans, sugar and cocoa butter. This chocolate and nibs blend offered true chocolate notes that lingered into the finish.
Ingredients: "Cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter."
Allergen-related information: (No information listed on label.)
*Oxalic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in many plants, including greens (notably: spinach, rhubarb and beet greens), cacao (and other seeds), and nuts. Edible forms of wood sorrels,"sour grass" and other forms of oxalis have a tart, almost lemony green flavor--similar to what can be detected in some dark chocolates.