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 16+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate every day. Happily, even after 6,000+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Palato Chocolate - 65% Cacao Dark Chocolate w/ Bhutlah Pepper, Honduras (bar) - Mar. 17, 2023
Chocolate of the Day
Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate
65% Cacao Dark Chocolate w/ Bhutlah Pepper, Honduras (bar) Good + - Good ++ Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar Calories: 140 calories in 1/2 bar Cost: $9.50 for 1 bar Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Honduras Theme Week.
Today's Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate 65% Cacao Dark Chocolate w/ Bhutlah Pepper, Honduras (bar) was manufactured and distributed by Palato S. de R.L. (Tegucigalpa, M.DC., Honduras).
Aroma notes for this two-ingredient chocolate included: sweet, relatively subtle dark chocolate with slight fermentation and faint vegetable (lightly smoked chili pepper) notes.
Flavor notes included: warm chocolate, lightly sweetened iced tea, and hot pepper. About halfway through tasting a piece, there was an uptick in heat (from the spicy Bhutlah pepper).
This chocolate had interesting, subtle complexity, and the balanced spiciness added interest. The hot pepper flavor was rich and nicely balanced; it tickled the throat but didn't overwhelm the other, more subtle, flavors.
Ingredients: Cacao nibs, sugar, cacao fat and dehydrated bhutlah pepper
Allergen-related information: Produced in a facility that processes tree nuts