Tuesday, December 20, 2022

OmNom Chocolate - Dark Nibs + Raspberry (bar) - Dec. 17, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

OmNom Chocolate
Dark Nibs + Raspberry dark chocolate (bar)
Good ++ - Good+++
Weight: 1.06 oz. (30 g.) / 2.12 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 156.9 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: 990 ISK (145 Krona = $1 USD) for 1 bar
Purchased from: OmNom Chocolate Factory and Ice Cream Store, Reykjavik, Iceland

Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Iceland Theme Week. 

Today's Dark Nibs + Raspberry dark chocolate (bar) was made by OmNom Chocolate (Reykjavik, Iceland).

Aroma notes for this dark bar included: red berries (ripe, sweet red raspberries), dark chocolate (cocoa, dark ganache, very faint woodsy earth).

Texture: a hearty, satisfying mix of crunchy (freeze dried berries, cacao nibs) and thick, creamy dark chocolate.

Flavor: relatively bold but quite smooth dark chocolate interspersed with micro-bursts of bright red berry (red raspberry), dark chocolate (ultra-dark ganache) and cocoa nibs (offering the essence of cacao, cacao beans or seeds to be exact). 

The cacao nibs helped convey a darker chocolate flavor (than the 58% cacao chocolate base); and the classic pairing of raspberries and dark chocolate was well executed. And the choice of a Madagascar cacao (which is associated with bright berry and citrus notes) seemed particularly fitting with this flavor blend.

Ingredients: Organic cocoa beans from Madagascar organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, crispy raspberries (glucose syrup, sugar, raspberries, thickener (E401, aka sodium alginate). Contains a minimum of 58% cocoa solids.

Allergen-related information: "Designed and made in Iceland, in a facility that handles nuts, dairy, gluten and sesame seeds."

Note: This post was delayed due to international travel in Iceland and elsewhere.

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