Sunday, January 2, 2022
Oodaalolly - 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate with Calamansi (bar) - Jan. 2, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
70% Cacao Dark Chocolate with Calamansi (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 228 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $10.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Oodaalolly, online order
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Lemon/Citrus Theme Week.
Today's 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate with Calamansi (bar) was crafted using cacao from the Philippines and "Swiss technique." Oodaalolly (El Cerrito, CA) specializes in small batch chocolate(s) made with cacao from the Philippines.
Aroma notes for this chocolate included: sweet, subtly aromatic dark chocolate with faint notes of sweet citrus, very faint vanilla spice tobacco.
The texture and melt were smooth, and relatively creamy for a non-dairy bar.
This well-tempered, three-ingredient chocolate had flavor notes that included: sweet, smooth relatively dark chocolate with tart and tangy citrus and very faint vanilla tobacco notes. The base chocolate was fairly low in acid and bitterness, making the addition of a citrus element more pleasing and part of a well balanced whole.
Maker's tasting notes: "Smooth with a tangy finish"
Ingredients: Cacao beans, unrefined cane sugar, powdered calamansi (calamansi and maltodextrin)
Allergen-related information: (None found on packaging.)
*Calamansi (Citrus x microcarpa) is a hybrid citrus fruit cultivated primarily in the Philippines. (It's also found in Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Southern China and East Asia.) The calamansi, also known as calamondin, Philippine lime, or Philippine lemon, may be a cross between a kumquat and a mandarin orange. The fruit (that looks like a small lime) is often used in cooking and in sauces/marinades and preserves.