Hogarth Chocolate Makers
Espresso Italian Roast Dark Chocolate 68% Cacao (bar)
Weight: 1.235 oz. (35 g.) / 2.47 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 83.174 calories in 1/5 bar (1 serving)
Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #19 of Chocolate and Coffee Theme Week.
Today's Espresso Italian Roast Dark Chocolate 68% Cacao (bar) was from Hogarth Chocolate Makers (Nelson, New Zealand).
Aroma notes for this bar included: true chocolate (dark chocolate fudge), coffee, diffuse faint red fruit, roasted nutty-seed and wood notes (maple sap, very faint green), and very faint warm spice.
The attractively patterned Hogarth bar was relatively thick (in terms of size/depth), and had a smooth texture with a relatively thick, slow melt.
This complex blend of dark, sweet roasted coffee and chocolate--with flavor notes that mirrored the aroma notes mentioned above--was the product of Pomeroy's Coffee dark roasted Italian style blend + 68% cacao Dominican Republic OKO Caribe cacao.
This 68% dark chocolate was relatively sweet but also had complex, dark and satisfying well-balanced flavor.
Ingredients: Cocoa solids 68% (organic cocoa beans, organic fairtrade cocoa butter), organic sugar, coffee beans.
Allergen-related information: "May contain traces of milk and nuts." "Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free"