Chocolate of the Day
White Chocolate with Cacao Nibs (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Honduras Theme Week.
Today's Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate White Chocolate with Cacao Nibs (bar) was manufactured and distributed by Palato S. de R.L. (Tegucigalpa, M.DC., Honduras).
Founded in 2017 by Chef Monica Pedemonte, Palato Chocolate creates high-end cuisine, baked goods and bean-to-bar chocolate. The Honduran cacao used to make their chocolates comes from several regions, including some very remote locations.
The initial aroma notes (immediately after opening the sealed inner packaging) included: fruit (melon candy, red grape), very faint salad with white cheese (goat roquefort), and barely detectable cacao nibs.
After being opened for 12 hours, the fermentation (cheese)* notes had all but disappeared; the ripe fruit notes had receded; and sweet, Boston brown bread and honey notes revealed themselves.
Flavor notes for this white chocolate with cocoa nibs bar echoed the (initial and subsequent) aroma notes described above, first with a bit of cheese salad, subtle sweet fruit (melon, pear, peach) and faint caramel; and occasional crunchy cacao nibs. The crunchy dark nibs and the savory notes helped balance out the sweetness of the white chocolate.
Ingredients: Cacao nibs, sugar and cacao fat
Allergen-related information: Produced in a facility that processes tree nuts.