In 2006, my daughter bet I couldn't eat a different chocolate each day for a year. I enjoyed that year so much that, after 17+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate every day. Happily, even after 6,200+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Honeymoon Chocolates - 77% Semuliki Forest Dark Chocolate with honey - Feb. 7, 2023
Chocolate of the Day
Honeymoon Chocolates 77% Semuliki Forest Single Origin Dark Chocolate with honey (bar) Good + - Good ++ Weight: 1.1 oz. (31 g.) / 2.2 oz. (62 g.) in total bar Calories: 140 calories in 1/2 bar Cost: $12.00 for 1 bar Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Honey Theme Week.
Today's 77% Semuliki Forest Single Origin Dark Chocolate (bar)--made with Ugandan cacao, Peruvian cacao butter and raw honey--was from Honeymoon Chocolates (Saint Louis, MO).
Aroma notes for this bar included: dark chocolate (slightly earthy, mild peaty/tannic acid, fermented cacao nibs), and very faint green fruit (banana).
Flavor notes included: chocolate (deep, ultra-dark chocolate, balanced but complex earth, olive fruit); and under these deep jungle notes was a light floral honey sweetness (not as pronounced in sweetness as cane sugar typically is) that managed to cast a few soft rays of honey goodness.
This bar will satisfy ultra-dark chocolate fans and those who like their chocolate less sweet. I enjoyed it. It was relatively high in dark fruit (dried plum)/tannic acidity, and had a balanced bitterness to it.
Maker's tasting notes: "Chocolate mousse, melon, white peach, and plum"
Ingredients: Organic cacao (Uganda), raw honey, organic cacao butter (Peru)
Allergen-related information: "Free of refined sugar, soy, dairy, and gluten"