Monday, January 3, 2022

Raaka - Lemon Coconut Meringue Unroasted Dark Chocolate 56% Cacao (bar) - Jan. 3, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Lemon Coconut Meringue Unroasted Dark Chocolate 56% Cacao (bar)
Good +
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 137 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Raaka Chocolate, online order

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Lemon/Citrus Theme Week. 

Today's Lemon Coconut Meringue Unroasted Dark Chocolate 56% Cacao (bar) was from Raaka Chocolate (Brooklyn, NY). The company offers an impressive array of chocolate bars with flavor inclusions, made with single origin, unroasted cacao.

The cacao for this bar came from Zorzal Cacao, Dominican Republic. From what I could detect (from the mix of flavor notes), this was a smooth, deep dark chocolate base. The second ingredient of this bar was organic cane sugar, but the chocolate was remarkably un-sweet for a 56% bar. (A combination of buckwheat flour and coconut milk powder may have helped dampen the sugar.)

Aroma and flavor notes for this bar included: an aroma with slightly earthy coconut cookie/pie crust with faint dark chocolate and lemon/citrus. The flavors did evoke a less sweet pie--a bit of bright, authentic lemon meringue filling + subtle but pervasive coconut and coconut pie crust. Very small amounts of vanilla and cinnamon added warmth and very subtle pie flavors.

Tasting notes/description: "Citrus Coconut Pie" ".....Earthy buckwheat reminds us of the gluten free pie crust."

Ingredients: "Organic cacao, organic cane sugar, organic coconut milk powder (coconut milk, tapioca maltodextrin), organic cacao butter, organic buckwheat flour, organic lemon, organic vanilla bean, organic cinnamon."

Allergen-related information: "Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free"

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