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Definite Chocolate - 75% Dark Chocolate (Chocolate Oscuro) Dominican Republic Rum - Dec. 31, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Definite Chocolate
75% Dark Chocolate (Chocolate Oscuro) Dominican Republic, Finca Elvesia
Good ++ 
Weight: 1.06 oz. (30 g.) / 2.12 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 171 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #11 of Chocolate and Spirits Theme Week. 

Today's 75% Dark Chocolate (Chocolate Oscuro) Dominican Rum (bar) was made by Definite Chocolate, S.R.L. (Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic) with Dominican Republic organic cacao from Finca Elvesia* 

Aroma notes for this three-ingredient, single origin bar included: dark chocolate and faint warm spice and vanilla, woodsy and nut, with even fainter, diffuse caramel, tropical fruit and aromatic tobacco.

Texture: This 75% bar had a thick melt (in a cold room at around 67 degrees F. (19.4 degrees C.), and a very light (fruit) astringency in the finish.

The taste: Deep rich flavorful dark chocolate and rum with balanced, smoky, distilled spirits (whiskey, rum) in aged barrels notes. There was also a small pop of tropical fruit (mango, stone fruit) toward the finish.

Three ingredients, and all that flavor. I really enjoyed the subtle complexity of this single origin bar. 

Ingredients: Organic cacao, organic cane sugar, rum (less than 1%).

Allergen-related information: Made in a facility that handles nuts and milk.

*Finca Elvesia is a cacao plantation in northeastern Dominican Republic, about 70 miles (112 km) east of Punta Cana. This 150-hectare (370.6 acre) farm is located in "the agricultural community of El Valle, in the Hato Mayor region," according to the background information for this chocolate provided by Bar and Cocoa (the site where I purchased this bar).

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