Chocolate of the Day
India 72% Dark Chocolate (bar)
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 130 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.00 (estimate) for 1 bar ($40 for 5 bars)
Purchased from: Good Food Awards Marketplace, online order
Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and India Theme Week.
Today's India 72% Dark Chocolate (bar) was made by Lumineux Chocolate (Greenville, SC).
The subtle aroma notes for this bar included: chocolate (dark chocolate cake) with light, diffuse fruit (yellow stone fruit, loquat, mango), very faint spice, and (almost invisible) very mild green/vegetable.
The texture was smooth, and flavor notes were relatively polished and subdued.
Flavor notes included: fruit (blend of yellow/orange stone fruit (loquat) and red fruit/berry, mild sweet-tart citrus) and smooth chocolate (dark chocolate cake).
Very late in the finish was a very faint astringent fruit/mild black pepper throat tickle. Nothing objectionable. More like what you'd experience with some well-rounded red wines.
This was a pleasant bar with subtle, well managed flavors and light, balanced fruit acidity.
Maker's tasting notes: "dried mango, black pepper, citrus"
Ingredients: Cocoa nibs, cane sugar, cocoa butter
Allergen-related information: (No information found on packaging.)