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Srsly Chocolate - Candied Ginger 70% dark (bar) - Mar. 24, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Srsly Chocolate
Candied Ginger 70% dark (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2 oz. (56 g.) in total bar
Calories: 155 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.00 for 1 bar ( plus shipping)
Purchased from: Srsly Chocolate, online order

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Ginger Theme Week.

Today's Candied Ginger 70% dark (bar) was made from bean-to-bar by Srsly Chocolate (Austin, TX).

Aroma notes included: dark chocolate (fudge, faint, balanced, slightly acidic earth (peat)); faint green floral, and faint spice. The mild peat note disappeared after leaving this bar open for an hour. And a very faint floral smoke (barely there aromatic vanilla tobacco) took its place.

This well-tempered dark bar had a slight sheen and was made with "low and slow" roasted ("like Texas BBQ"), stone-ground cacao--in a city known for its barbequed (bar-b-qued) meats.

Flavor notes included: hearty, well-balanced dark chocolate with upticks of candied ginger. Ultra-dark chocolate fans will likely appreciate being able to taste the relatively bold dark chocolate base. (It was chocolate forward, rather than candied ginger forward.) 

Ingredients: Organic cacao, organic cane sugar, candied ginger (ginger, sugar)

Allergen-related information: Made in a facility that also processes milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts and wheat

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