Monday, October 3, 2022

Solstice Chocolate - 70% Ben Tre Dark Chocolate (bar) - Oct. 3, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Solstice Chocolate, Inc.
70% Ben Tre Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good ++
Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 160 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $14.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Solstice Chocolate, online order

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Vietnam Theme Week.

Today's 70% Ben Tre Dark Chocolate (bar) was from Solstice Chocolate, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT).

Aroma notes for this dark chocolate were subtle, very faint and fleeting oxalis (tart lemony green), diffuse, mild poached fruit with light warm spice (cinnamon, very faint licorice), and mocha notes. 

This well-tempered chocolate yielded a smooth, almost silky texture.

The flavor was pleasing and relatively uniform, with slightly fruity dark chocolate (brownie) notes that flowed gently into the finish. There were also very faint, fleeting flickers of balanced earth, yogurt and honey-drizzled pear (in the re-tasting of this bar a few hours later).

Maker's tasting notes: "Pear, Dates, Cinnamon"

Ingredients: Cacao Bean, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter

Allergen-related information: "Produced in a tree nut, peanut, gluten, dairy and soybean free facility."

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