Friday, September 17, 2021

TCHO - Organic Toasted Cornflake 47% cacao milk chocolate (bar) - Sept. 17, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Organic Toasted Cornflake 47% cacao (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1.25 oz. (35 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 190 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $1.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate Breakfast Surprise Week, featuring chocolates from the Chocolate Banquet vault*--some with breakfast-themed flavor inclusions, and some that are wild card breakfast picks.

Today's Organic Toasted Cornflake milk chocolate (bar) was from TCHO Ventures, Inc. (Berkeley, CA).

The aroma notes in today's bar (in order of appearance) included a fleeting, slightly sharp chocolate note (when the inner foil wrapper was first opened) that quickly softened to include sugar, milk, cereal and very faint oxalis (bright green, citrus) and barely there sweet fruit notes.

This blend of creamy, almost fudgey, dark milk chocolate and crunchy corn flake pieces created a nicely-balanced textural experience.

The flavor notes included true chocolate (brownie), milk and cereal, very subtle tart-sweet (oxalis, faint sweet lemonade with berry jam) as well as fleeting floral and warm spice (vanilla), bittersweet chocolate, very light toasted corn, and a slight, highly muffled, balanced earth note.

Ingredients: Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic whole milk, organic and fair trade certified cocoa butter, organic cornflakes (organic corn meal and/or organic yellow corn flour, organic cane sugar, organic honey, sea salt), non-fat milk, soy lecithin, vanilla

Allergen-related information: (Contains milk.) "May contain traces of tree nuts. Cornflakes used in this product may contain traces of peanuts."

*The Chocolate Banquet vault consists of a small storage area with a wine refrigerator (turned up to the "warmest" setting) and insulated storage containers.

Note: I sample daily chocolates in the morning. Technically every morning I have a chocolate breakfast. But, some chocolates are more compatible with the idea of a typical American breakfast than others.

Rozsavolgyi Csokolade - Trincheras (Venezuela) 95% (bar) - Sept. 16, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Rozsavolgyi Csokolade 
Trincheras (Venezuela) 95% (bar)
Good ++ 
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) in total bar
Calories: 154.2 calories (per label) in 1 bar
Cost: $ missing information
Purchased from: The Village Market, SF Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Venezuela Theme Week.

Today's Trincheras (Venezuela) 95% (bar) was from Rozsavolgyi Csokolade (Budapest, Hungary).* 

Trincheras is a cacao growing region in the Carabobo State in (northwest) Venezuela that borders on the Caribbean Sea.

The rich and appealing aroma of this bar included notes of chocolate, molasses, fruit-floral (very, very faint muffled red berry, rose geranium, vanilla and other exotic florals I couldn't quite catch) and very faint freshly baked bread.

The flavor was surprisingly mild for a 95% ultra-dark bar, with a very little bitterness, and barely detectable floral and earth notes. 

Ingredients: Trincheras cocoa beans, organic cocoa butter, organic cane sugar; cacao content minimum 95%.

Allergen-related information: 

*Rozsavolgyi Csokolade produces a variety of beautifully designed and packaged bars, confections and drinking chocolates. 

Chocolate shops in the U.S. may carry their line (usually bars/tablets); and online orders may be an option, depending on your location. Happily, I found this bar in a specialty market that carries several bean-to-bar chocolate makers' bars in San Francisco.

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