Thursday, October 6, 2022

Marou - Coconut Milk Chocolate 53% Popped Rice (bar) - Oct. 5, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Marou Faiseurs de Chocolat
Coconut Milk Chocolate 53% and Popped Rice (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 1.2 oz. (35 g.) in total bar
Calories: 190 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $3.20 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Xin chao (hello) and welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Vietnam Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.

Today's Coconut Milk Chocolate 53% and Popped Rice (bar) was made by Marou Faiseurs de Chocolat (Ho Chi Minh City), in southern Vietnam.

Aroma notes for this single origin chocolate bar included: authentic coconut (coconut milk), dark chocolate, crisped rice (marshmallow treats) and very faint (likely implied) sweet vanilla wafer/cookie.

This high-end 53% coconut milk chocolate (single serving bar) was wrapped to look like a candy or snack bar (even though the pretty green and gold colors in the packaging signaled something more high-end). But, when I took the first bite, I knew I was on an interesting and lush flavor journey. It was satisfying aggregation of velvety, creamy and crunchy textures.

The flavor notes had more layered depth (and authentic quality) than most coconut and chocolate confections you'll find. These notes included (as advertised/expected) a well-executed, flavorful blend of rich dark chocolate (fudge brownie), sweet coconut (milk) and crispy rice flakes.

Warning: mildly addictive if you like coconut and dark chocolate. Tasted more like a darker chocolate, while at the same time being approachable for milk chocolate fans. 

Ingredients: Cacao nibs, cane sugar, coconut milk powder (coconut milk, glucose syrup), popped rice, cacao butter

Allergen-related information: Contains coconut. Manufactured in a facility that also processes milk, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs.

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