Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Black Mountain Chocolate - Big Winston Ginger with Chilis on Goat Milk Chocolate (bar) - Feb. 22, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Black Mountain Chocolate
Big Winston Ginger with Chilis on Goat Milk Chocolate (bar)
Good +++
Weight: 1.6 oz. (45.25 g.) / 3.2 oz. (90.5 g.) in total bar
Calories: 263 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $14.00 for 1 bar (+ $12.55 for shipping)
Purchased from: Black Mountain Chocolate, online order

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Spices Theme Week.

Today's "Big Winston"* Chocolate Bar--Crystallized Ginger with Bold and Spicy Chilis on Goat Milk Chocolate--was created by the team at Black Mountain Chocolate (Winston-Salem, NC).

This large bar had an inviting, rich milk chocolate aroma with faint warm spice notes.

The well-executed bar broke with a snap this cool February morning, and yielded a lush blend of creamy milk chocolate with tiny bits of plump, softly chewy crystallized ginger.

The luxe flavor blend was divine, with spiced toffee, caramel and ginger notes and a judicious chili after-glow (spicy uptick that did not overwhelm). The goat milk seemed to add an extra creamy caramel dimension to this milk chocolate spice bar, and a silken embrace around the potentially brasher chili and spice flavors.

I enjoyed this flavorful, rich milk chocolate made with well-balanced, high-quality ingredients. This chocolate was easy to appreciate and fun to taste, without too much sugar or chili fire. Perfect winter warmer; this bar would be great to share with others anytime. Warning: mildly addictive.

Maker's tasting notes: "...The warmth of crystallized ginger and chilies on this bar is cooled by our goat milk chocolate..." 

Ingredients: Dark chocolate (Organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, whole powdered goat milk (goat milk, Vitamin D3, folic acid), organic cocoa butter, organic non-GMO sunflower lecithin), crystallized ginger (organic ginger, organic sugar), crushed cayenne peppers, ancho chili powder. 

Allergen-related information: (None found on label.) (Contained goat milk.)

*Black Mountain Chocolate notes: "The Big Winston name is a nod to the historic tobacco warehouse that now houses our Chocolate Factory." As of this post (2/22/22), today's ginger and chilies bar was one of four goat milk-based Big Winston bars that were offered on the company's website.

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