Friday, November 11, 2022

Mission Chocolate - Dark Milk, Nibs and Pink Salt 58% (bar) - Nov. 11, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Mission Chocolate 
Dark Milk Nibs + and Sal Rosa 58% (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 1.05 oz. (30 g.) / 2.1 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 168 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $10.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Brazil Theme Week.

Today's Dark Nibs Milk and Salt 58% (bar) was from Mission Chocolate (Sao Paulo,  Brazil). Talented chief chocolate maker, Arcelia Gallardo, honed small-batch chocolate making skills in the U.S. before moving to Brazil in 2015. 

The company offers a range of bean-to-bar premium chocolates, including many Brazil cacao single origin bars, and bars with Brazil flavor inclusions (as varied as cupuacu and goiabada (guava) fruits; baru nuts; and sweet corn white chocolate).

Aroma notes for today's Dark Milk, Nibs and Pink Salt 58% chocolate included: subtle dark chocolate, faint spice (star anise) and very faint herb (mint/sage family)

This well-tempered chocolate broke with a snap and had a smooth creamy melt evenly interspersed with a field of crunchy, sweet and salty cocoa nibs.

The well-executed blend of textures and flavors also included notes of caramel, smooth cacao nibs surrounded by flavorful but smooth milk chocolate, and perfectly balanced sparkles of sea salt. 

In the finish there was a faint, diffuse fruit brightness, a very soft, nicely balanced faint flicker of earth, and also a very faint mint/menthol note.

Ingredients: "Organic cacao, organic sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, himalayan pink salt."

Allergen-related information: Contains milk. "May contain wheat, oats, milk, almonds, hazelnuts, cashew nut, brazil nut, nuts: macadamia, pecan, pistaches, pinoli (pine), and natural latex. May contain gluten."

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