Saturday, July 9, 2022

Exquisito Chocolates - Cafe Con Leche Per'La Coffee (bar) - July 9, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Exquisito Chocolates
Cafe Con Leche with Per'La Coffee (bar)
Good ++
Weight: 1.25 oz. (35.5 g.) / 2.5 oz. (71 g.) in total bar
Calories: 194 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Exquisito Chocolates, online order

Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Coffee Theme Week.

Today's Cafe Con Leche with Per'La Coffee (bar) was handcrafted by Exquisito Chocolates (in Little Havana, Miami, FL). 

The company (a small batch chocolate factory and retail shop) offers a line of truffles, bars and confections, including bean-to-bar and single origin chocolates.*

Today's smooth, creamy and cocoa-buttery dark coffee bar was a seamless blend of sweet, authentic coffee blended with 63% cacao dark chocolate. 

The espresso used to make this bar was from Miami-based Per'La Specialty Roasters.

All five ingredients were very effectively used and were well balanced. (No preservatives or emulsifiers.)

Ingredients: Cacao beans, unrefined cane sugar, cocoa butter, milk, espresso.

Allergy-related information: (Contained milk) (No other information on package. See website more more detail.)

*Exquisito Chocolates owner/founder, Carolina Quijano, has described a chocolate maker as a "masochistic chocolatier who also self-produces chocolate from cocoa beans." 

Humorous and very true. A chocolatier can buy blocks of chocolate from a chocolate maker; but a chocolate maker (making chocolates from scratch) must go through many more steps to create bean-to-bar chocolate.

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