Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Läderach - FrischSchoggi Heart Strawberry-Curd - May 3, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Läderach Chocolatier Suisse
FrischSchoggi Heart Strawberry-Curd 
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.167 oz. (33.3 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total heart
Calories: 192 calories in 1/3 of heart 
Cost: N/A - gift from Läderach
Purchased from: N/A - gift from Läderach

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Mother's Day Series that includes two chocolates each day. One sweeter chocolate (this post), and one on the darker side (separate post)--reflecting my Mother's love for sweet confections, and my love for darker chocolates.

Today's FrischSchoggi (Fresh Chocolate) Heart Strawberry-Curd chocolate was distributed by Läderach Chocolatier Suisse ("UK Lmted.") and produced in Switzerland. 

Läderach premium chocolates are made from bean-to-bar in Switzerland, and the company has retail locations in U.S. cities, including a shop in Palo Alto, CA.

Today's attractively packaged confection (individually-wrapped heart in clear wrapper with a pink bow) was one of Läderach's featured heart-shaped items for Mother's Day (Sunday, May 8, 2022 in the U.S.).

The pretty blush-pink heart was topped with tiny red, pink and ivory rose-colored pieces. 

The aroma for this chocolate: subtle sweet chocolate aroma with fruit (tart-sweet/tangy berry, strawberry), and vanilla notes. 

This confection was a blend of satisfying creamy sweet and slightly crunchy (from crisped rice) texture and taste. A touch of cocoa powder added faint chocolate (think milky/creamy hot chocolate) flavor to this fruity and flavorful heart. (Note: This is not gluten-free.*)

Ingredients: (Chocolate with strawberries, "curc" (curd) cheese, rice crispies cocoa 36% min.). Sugar, cocoa powder, whole milk powder, skimmed milk powder, dextrose, rice flour 1%, strawberries 1%, curd powder (milk), maltodextrin, citric acid, Natural Flavor, lactic acid, wheat malt flour, soy lecithin, corn flour, wheat flour, modified starch, calcium lactate, Natural Flavors.

*Allergen-related information: (Contained milk, gluten (wheat, malt), soy ingredients.) "May contain egg, other gluten (inclu. wheat), other nuts."

TCHO - 95% deep dark (bar) - May 2, 2022

Chocolate #2 of the Day

95% deep dark (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.25 oz. (35 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 220 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $ missing information
Purchased from: missing information 

As part of a Chocolate and Mother's Day Series, I'm featuring two chocolates each day of this 3-day series. One sweet, one dark. This 95% cacao chocolate is the latter.

Today's 95% deep dark (bar) was from TCHO Ventures, Inc. (Berkeley, CA). 

This bar had a deep, dark, slightly bitter aroma with green, brown/maple sugar, true chocolate (very slightly earthy, fudge brownie), very faint black licorice, and very faint diffuse (red) fruit notes.

This ultra-dark bar had a smooth, substantial texture with a very slightly oily-buttery melt.

The bold dark chocolate flavor was consistent with the aroma notes mentioned above with a roasted, ultra-dark brownie taste and a pleasant dark finish. 

Ingredients: Organic, fair trade cacao beans; organic fair trade cocoa butter; organic cane sugar

Allergen-related information: "May contain traces of milk, soy, and tree nuts."

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