Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Beyond Good - Uganda Orange Zest 73% Cocoa (bar) - July 25, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Beyond Good  
Organic Uganda Single Origin Orange Zest 73% Cocoa (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) / 2.64 oz. (75 g.) in total bar
Calories: 140 calories in 1/3 bar
Cost: $3.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: New Leaf Community Markets, Half Moon Bay, CA

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Uganda Theme Week.

Today's Organic Beyond Good Uganda Orange Zest 73% Cocoa (bar) was produced in Italy and distributed by Madecasse LLC (Brooklyn, NY). It was one of a series of three Uganda 73% cocoa dark bars tasted this week, made with "Beyond Good direct trade certified cocoa."

Aroma notes for this citrus-forward chocolate included: orange oil/essence, dark chocolate and subtle vanilla.

A smooth, slightly soft, dark bittersweet (73% cacao) dark chocolate base was peppered with tiny bits of softly chewy and lightly sweetened, authentic bittersweet orange peel. 

It was difficult to detect the flavor nuances of the Uganda cacao with this much citrus (orange peel and oil); but this "chocolatey" chocolate bar offered a pleasing triad of flavors (dark chocolate, orange and vanilla). And it was refreshing to taste this judiciously sweetened version of this flavor trio. Vanilla added a slightly earthy, floral warmth one associates with desserts and baked goods.

Beyond Good tasting notes/description: "Rich and chocolatey with bursts of citrus"

Ingredients: Organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic candied orange peel (organic cane sugar, organic glucose syrup, organic orange peel), organic cocoa butter, organic orange oil, organic vanilla extract.

Allergen-related information: "May contain traces of milk (and) tree nuts." (Certified Organic, gluten free, soy free, vegan; Non-GMO Verified)


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