Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Rawmio - 100% Cacao Unsweetened bar - Feb. 9, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

100% Cacao Unsweetened (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: .55 oz. (15 g.) / 1.1 oz. (30 g.) in total bar
Calories: 190 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $2.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of 100% Cacao Theme Week; and Day #1 of Chocolate and Peru Week.

Today's Organic Raw Chocolate Rawmio 100% Cacao Unsweetened (bar) was from Windy City Organics, LLC (Northbrook, IL).

Aroma notes for this chocolate included light, sweet green herb, very faint marshmallow, molasses and cocoa nib notes.

The flavor: chocolate that tasted like smooth, un-roasted cocoa nibs--pieces of fresh, dried cacao seeds (beans)--with nutty and barely detectable tobacco, light wood, and cherry kirsch notes.

This chocolate truly mirrored the taste of pure cocoa nibs. And that was good. (The company uses organic and fairly traded cacao, from native communities in Peru.)

Rawmio maker's notes: "...Rich in antioxidants with a dark, complex, and fruity flavor, our 100% cacao bar is the perfect way to experience the magic of raw, heirloom cacao without any added sugar..." (Fairly traded, Vegan)

Ingredients: Certified Organic raw cacao nibs, Certified Organic raw cacao butter

Allergen-related information: "Produced in a facility which also processes tree nuts and seeds, but no peanuts, soy, gluten or dairy."

Lindt - 99% Cacao Noir Absolu (bar) - Feb. 8, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

99% Cacao Noir Absolu (bar)
Good +
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 120 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: missing information 
Purchased from: missing information

Welcome to Day #5 of 100% Cacao Theme Week. 

Today's 99% Cacao Dark Chocolate (bar) was made in France, available via Lindt and Sprungli USA Inc. (Stratham, NH). 

This almost 100% bar had a subtle aroma and smooth dark chocolate aroma and flavor with consistent chocolate cake/cocoa (and very faint roasted and mocha) notes. The relatively thin bar had a relatively thick buttery melt and texture. 

Another no (or almost no) sugar added, ultra-dark bar now, that is fairly widely available in stores in the U.S. Something to celebrate for pure cacao fans.

Ingredients: Cocoa paste, fat-reduced cocoa, cocoa butter, demerara sugar.

Allergen-information related: "May contain nuts, milk and soya."

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