Friday, July 1, 2022

Moonsoon Chocolate LLC - Bachelor's Hall Estate 100% Jamaica (bar) - July 1, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Moonsoon Chocolate LLC
Bachelor's Hall Estate 100% Jamaica (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 139 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $14.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #13 of Chocolate and Jamaica Theme Week.

Today's Bachelor's Hall Estate 100% Jamaica (bar) was from Monsoon Chocolate LLC (Tucson, AZ).

Subtle aroma and flavor notes included very faint chocolate (chocolate mousse) molasses spice, green tea, faint caramel and very faint, fresh-baked bread with butter and honey and peach jam. 

This chocolate was wonderfully approachable for a 100% cacao bar. This was similar to the 100% bar from LetterPress earlier this week (and yesterday's 85% bar from Moonsoon Chocolate). All three were made from cacao from Bachelor's Hall Estate*--and all three were low in bitterness and acidity, but not flavor. Today's 100%er had very mild, balanced green + fruit acidity, and possessed a well-executed, well-balanced subtle complexity, with no detectable "off" notes. 

Ingredients: Cocoa beans

Allergen-related information: "There is no gluten or animal product added to this bar. However it is processed in a facility that also processes wheat, dairy, nuts and soy" 

*"Bachelor's Hall Estate is a 1000 acre farm located in St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica, and is owned and operated by Desmond Jadusingh, who inherited the farm from his grandfather. The cacao grown here was originally transplanted from Trinidad in the 1800s, and Desmond does a remarkable job of fermenting and drying the cocoa--resulting in some of the most exquisite and sought after beans in the world."

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