Chocolate of the Day
60% Milk Chocolate with Coconut Blossom Sugar (bar)
Weight: 1.235 oz. (35 g.) / 2.47 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 200 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $4.99 (sale) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Zotterusa.com, online order
Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.
Today's 60% Milk Chocolate with Coconut Blossom Sugar (bar) was made in Austria and distributed by Zotter Chocolates US LLC (Cape Coral, FL).*
Aroma notes for this 60% dark milk bar included: graham cracker, faint coconut cookie, very faint lemon-green herb (oxalis, sorrel, sour grass), very faint, diffuse fruit (mild red berry, mild sweet citrus) and barely there floral (vanilla) and caramel notes.
This approachable chocolate had gentle complexity, mellowed by vanilla and milk. A judicious amount of vanilla bean powder added pleasing flavor and implied sweetness. And milk added creaminess. The 60% cacao milk chocolate was sweet, but not overwhelmingly so.
The bar was sweetened with a generous dose of coconut blossom sugar. (Coconut blossom sugar is collected/harvested from high up in the canopy of coconut palm trees, and is lower on the glycemic index (scale) than white cane sugar.) This coconut blossom-based sugar imparts a nice, mild flavor and less sugar buzz--even in today's bar where it comprised 23% of this bar's constituents.
Ingredients: Organic, fair traded cocoa mass; organic, fair traded coconut blossom sugar (23%); dry whole milk; organic, fair traded cocoa butter; salt; organic vanilla bean powder.
Allergen-related information: Contains coconut, milk. "Manufactured on equipment that processes other tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and soy."
*The company's Florida-based operation in the U.S. was affected by Hurricane Ian recently (Fall 2022) and there may be delays in ordering certain products.