Chocolate of the Day
Winter Spice Hot Chocolate Unroasted Dark Chocolate
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) (1/4 cup) / 4 oz. (113 g.) in total package
Calories: 118 calories in 1/4 package (dry mix only)
Cost: $12.00 (sale) for 1 package
Purchased from: Raaka.com, online order
Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Tanzania Theme Week; and Day #2 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.
Today's Certified Organic Winter Spice Hot Chocolate Unroasted Dark Chocolate mix was from Raaka Chocolate (Brooklyn, NY).
The cacao used to make this blend was from Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania, Africa.
Aroma notes for this blend included: sweet-tart red fruit (red berry) and dark, chocolate-y chocolate. Once blended together with hot milk, the resulting warm beverage had a relatively creamy melt and texture.
The balanced, subtle chocolate and cocoa flavors were accented with gentle warm spice, vanilla and faint coconut notes. A judicious dose of coconut sugar provided mild, balanced and warm sweetness. (Coconut milk powder also may have contributed to a relatively smoother, creamier mouthfeel than some other artisan cocoa mixes.)
Ingredients: organic cacao powder, organic coconut sugar, organic coconut milk powder, organic cacao, organic cacao butter, organic cinnamon, organic vanilla, organic nutmeg.
Allergen-related information: (Contained coconut.)