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La Feverie - Chuncho Urusayhua 75% Peru (bar) - Dec. 8, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

La Feverie
Chuncho Urusayhua 75% Peru (2019 Harvest) (bar)
Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in total bar
Calories: 163 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $12.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

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

Today's Chuncho Urusayhua 75% Peru (2019 Harvest) (bar) was made at La Feverie, Hasnaa Chocolats Grands Crus (Bordeaux, France).

Aroma notes for this handcrafted dark chocolate included: fermented cacao (the faint fermentation and fruit vinegar notes dissipated after the package had been opened), and faint, floral peppercorn and sweet, ripe blackberries.

This 75% single origin dark chocolate was relatively smooth, with only a very slight graininess/fruit astringency.

The flavor notes for this bar included: floral (pink and black) peppercorn (that faded after package had been opened for about 30 minutes); sweet green and maple sugar; very faint and fleeting olive; sweet red berry; and slightly tart-sweet, ripe lush blackberries.

This was an enjoyable single origin bar with a pleasant, layered complexity that included balanced flavors and sweetness level(s). It was slightly tart-sweet, and low in bitterness.

Maker's flavor profile description/tasting notes read as follows: "Succession of fresh and greedy notes of red fruits (cherry, wild strawberry...) on a slightly Moka finish (coffee)."

Ingredients: Organic cacao beans and organic sugar

Allergen-related information: (No information listed on packaging.)

Note: The post for this entry was delayed due to international travel.

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