Friday, October 14, 2022

Momotombo - Milk Chocolate, Cranberries, Almonds, Coconut (bar) - Oct. 13, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Chocolate Momotombo
(Momotombo Chocolate Factory)
Milk Chocolate, Cranberries, Almonds, Coconut (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 1.41 oz. (40 g.) / 2.82 oz. (80 g.) in total bar
Calories: 315 calories (per label) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.

Today's Milk Chocolate, Cranberries, Almonds, Coconut (bar) was from Chocolate Momotombo (Managua, Nicaragua). The company offers a variety of bean-to-bar chocolates and confections using Nicaragua-grown cacao.

Aroma notes for this bar included: chocolate (slightly earthy, buttery fudge brownie), very faint red fruit (berry) and very, very faint green (lemon-mint green tea and chocolate cookie).

This well-executed bar had a creamy, fudgey texture interspersed with tiny crunchy/crispy nut bits (almonds, coconut) and small pieces of chewy dried tart red fruit (cranberry). 

The smooth, creamy dark milk chocolate was flavorful and not overly sweet (thank you!). It contained just the right amount of nut and fruit inclusions. (The coconut was very subtle.) The results: a balanced blend of elegant, high-quality ingredients with nuanced flavor depth and pleasant (slightly addicting) complexity. 

The cranberry and faint warm spice notes (faint cinnamon and cardamom, very faint ginger) made me think of a fall/winter holiday spiced latte.

Ingredients: Cacao, powdered milk, sugar, cranberries, coconut, almonds.

Allergen-related information: Contains milk, nuts (almonds), coconut.

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