Tuesday, December 20, 2022
OmNom Chocolate - Dark Nibs + Raspberry (bar) - Dec. 17, 2022
Chocolate of the Day
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.