Saturday, December 17, 2022
Omnom Chocolate - Peru 100% (bar) - Dec. 11, 2022
Chocolate of the Day
Peru 100% (bar)
Weight: 1.05 oz. (30 g.) / 2.1 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 194.4 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #12 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Week.
Today's Limited Edition Peru 100% bar* was designed and made by OmNom Chocolate (Reykjavik, Iceland), using Gran Nativo Blanco cacao beans.
Aroma notes for this single origin, single ingredient ultra-dark chocolate included:
hearty, ultra-dark chocolate; very faint, fleeting clean mineral (clay); natural sweetness; very faint sweet green (herbal/floral); and faint, fleeting freshly baked bread (yeast, fermentation).
The texture was relatively smooth with faint astringency/tannins.
Flavor notes: balanced bitter and sour notes (think sour+bitter ale with a complex but pleasing flavor profile); ultra-dark dense chocolate; very faint naturally sweet, green herbal/floral.
Like many 100% (unsweetened) chocolate bars, this may be a bit strong even for dark chocolate lovers. But this one also had its own special charms and belongs in a 100% tasting flight.
I braced myself for bolder flavor, taking a tiny nibble first. And even as I was thinking this may be too much, I was enjoying the lack of sugar and all the subtler notes. The bitter/sour notes faded. Then I found myself wanting to go back and take a few more bites.
Ingredients: Peruvian Gran Nativo Blanco Cocoa Beans
Allergen-related information: "Designed and made in Iceland, in a facility that handles nuts, dairy and gluten."
Note: The post for this entry was delayed due to international travel in Iceland. And, yes, I did buy this Limited Edition Peru 100% OmNom (crafted in Iceland) bar in the U.S. and then traveled to Iceland with this chocolate with me in my chocolate suitcase--back to its place of "birth" to kick-off Chocolate and Iceland Week. (This 100% Peru bar was no longer available at the OmNom Chocolate Factory and Ice Cream Store in Reykjavik.)