Chocolate of the Day
Fazenda Camboa 100% Brazil (bar)
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (56.6 g.) in total bar
Calories: 178 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $13.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Brazil Theme Week.
Today's 100% Fazenda Camboa Brazil bar was from La Feverie (Bourdeaux, France)
Aroma: faint fermented cacao (this note dissipated after the chocolate had been opened for an hour), dark chocolate, fruit, and (later) tannic acid, woodsy notes.
Flavor notes included: bitter, green (tea), and true chocolate (roasted cacao nibs), faint fruit--and, later, woody nut/bark/peat (tannic acids).
This somewhat acidic, bitter and astringent ultra-dark bar was bold, but also well balanced and interesting, with a sustained finish and a slight throat tickle at the end.
Maker's tasting notes: "An intense chocolate, slightly tart, with notes of walnuts/hazelnuts followed by a sensation of mint freshness. Presence of fatty and fleshy tannins on a silky finish."
Ingredients: Organic cacao beans
Allergen-related information: (None listed on label that I could see.)