Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Maverick Chocolate - Big Island Hawaii Dark Chocolate (bar) - Aug. 23, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Maverick Chocolate Co.
Big Island Hawaii Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good ++
Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 180 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $ Missing information
Purchased from: Missing information

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

Today's Big Island Hawaii Dark Chocolate (bar) was from Maverick Chocolate Co. (Cincinnati, OH). 

The aroma notes (in order of appearance) for this Big Island dark bar included: fermentation (very faint fruit/grape vinegar), smooth dark chocolate, fruit (tart sweet berries, stone fruit (subtle honey-ed nectarines and peaches, mango)) and warm spice. 

Note: the fruity fermentation aroma note(s) were balanced and not objectionable, and receded a bit after the inner sealed packaging had been open for several minutes. This aspect added a little extra oomph to a solidly pleasant, uniform, relatively thick and smooth 70% dark chocolate bar.

The flavor notes for this chocolate, that broke with a well-tempered snap, mirrored the aroma notes above (with fewer faint fermentation notes and more rich chocolate notes).

This Good Food Awards winner (2018) provided some fuel for imaginary virtual travel. It was an enjoyable bar to sample, and less expensive than jumping on a plane to visit the Big Island.

Ingredients: Organic cocoa beans (100% Hawaiian), organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter.

Allergen-related information: "May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, wheat and milk products due to shared equipment. Soy free. Vegan."

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