Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
Trinitario 70% Sur Del Lago Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good ++ Good +++
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 282.75 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $9.00 (+ summer shipping) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Venezuela Theme Week.
Today's Trinitario 70% Sur Del Lago Dark Chocolate (bar) was from Domori (None, Italy).
Subtle aroma notes (in order of appearance) included very faint green herb (oxalis) and latex/rubber in the first 30 seconds. These notes dissipated after the chocolate was removed from the inner wrapper and allowed to sit for a few minutes. Then molasses, green, true chocolate, and later, very faint fruit jam aroma notes appeared.
This well-tempered bar broke with a snap, and had a smooth, even texture.
The overall flavor was bold but mellow. (This apparent contradiction is possible with Trinitario, a variety of cacao that can embody aspects of bolder Forastero and milder, fruitier Criollo varieties.)
Do let this bar melt in your mouth and chew each piece very slowly or you'll miss the subtle flavors blossoming on your tongue. Flavor notes (in order of appearance) included green, and true chocolate and molasses notes; but then these shape-shifted to include lovely buttery nut, strawberry + raspberry jam flavors, and faint, fleeting angel food cake, faint ginger molasses cookie, and faint floral (vanilla cream cheese) notes over a period of 10-20 seconds.
This was a well balanced and executed bar with a gradual unfolding of tiny flavors (think of a male peacock spreading out its tail) for those patient enough to wait.
Ingredients: Cocoa mass, cane sugar.
Allergen-related information: "May contain traces of nuts, milk and soy." No gluten ingredients