Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Palato - 65% Cacao Dark Chocolate with Orange and Almonds (bar) - Mar. 13, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Palato Chocolate
65% Cacao Dark Chocolate with Orange and Almonds (bar)
Good ++
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 130 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #11 of Chocolate and Fruits Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Honduras Theme Week. 

I am excited to feature a full week of Honduras chocolates, including a variety of bars and confections from Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate located in Honduras.

Today's Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate 65% Cacao Dark Chocolate with Orange and Almonds (bar) was manufactured and distributed by Palato S. de R.L. (Tegucigalpa, M.DC., Honduras).

The citrus (sophisticated candied orange peel) aroma for this dark chocolate bar was worth calling out. I felt was enjoying a slice of chocolate orange peel almond cake or a cocktail (Old Fashioned, Manhattan with orange peel and bitters), with all the rich flavor, but without the alcohol. 

All this aroma and flavor was packed into a smooth, well-tempered 65% dark chocolate. This chocolate was not too sweet. (That aromatic sweet orange peel perfume (orange oil) provided plenty of sweet fruit essence.) The uniform, flavorful dark chocolate, and the almond bits, contained all this sweet citrus taste in the most delightful, complementary way.

Ingredients: Cacao nibs, sugar, cacao fat, almonds and orange oil

Allergen-related information: Contains tree nuts (almonds). Produced in a facility that processes tree nuts. 

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