Saturday, December 3, 2022

Monsoon Chocolate - Origin Series Ucayali Peru 72% Dark Chocolate (bar) - Dec. 3, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Monsoon Chocolate 
Origin Series - Ucayali Peru 72% Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good ++
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 136 calories (estimate, no information on packaging) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $10.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order 

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Week.

Today's Ucayali Peru 72% Dark Chocolate (bar) was made by Monsoon Chocolate (Tucson, AZ).

The Ucayali River cacao used to make this dark chocolate was grown in the Amazonian rainforest in Eastern Peru, and was obtained through "a central fermentary that works with nearly 400 cocoa farmers along the Ucayali River outside the Peruvian city of Pucallpa."

Aroma notes were relatively complex for this single origin dark bar and included: chocolate (dark cocoa, ultra dark ganache), balanced earth; cream/butter; very faint, tart green (oxalis); faint ripe dark berry; and faint brown sugar.

Texture: creamy and smooth with a slightly buttery mouthfeel.

Flavor notes included: ultra dark chocolate with a very faint, well-managed, bitter earth-sharpness; diffuse fruit (dark, ripe berry); and cream.

Ingredients: Cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter

Allergen-related information: "There is no gluten or animal product added to this bar; however it is processed in a facility that also processes wheat, dairy, nuts, and soy."

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