Chocolate of the Day
India 70% Anamalai (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in total bar
Calories: 155 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $13.00 for 1 bar ($39 for 3 bars, included shipping)
Purchased from: Good Food Awards Marketplace, online order
Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and India Theme Week.
Today's India 70% Anamalai (bar) was from Seahorse Chocolate (Bend, OR). The company drum roasts small batches of cacao beans and crafts single origin bars in their chocolate roastery and studio.
The complex aroma notes for this bar included: fruit (dried plum, peach/yellow stone fruit), true chocolate (fudge), faint green herb with faint lemon (oxalis, sorrel), graham cracker/brown sugar, very faint, fleeting vegetable (baked potato/mild squash) and, later, a delicate wisp of pleasant, fleeting clean mineral.
This well-tempered bar broke with a hard snap (in a cool room).
The flavor was rich and enjoyable, like a glass of fine red wine. Bold, sophisticated and balanced flavor notes included: fudge brownie, faint roasted coffee and fruit (tart-sweet, dried cherry plum). This may be one of my favorite India cacao bars I've tasted.
Maker's tasting notes: "Caramel, Tropical Fruit"
Ingredients: Cocoa beans and organic cane sugar
Allergen-related information: "Vegan, Gluten-Free"