Saturday, April 15, 2023

Stone Grindz Chocolate - Cappuccino Coconut Milk 55% Cacao (bar) - Apr. 15, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Stone Grindz Chocolate
Cappuccino Coconut Milk 55% Cacao (bar)
Good +++
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in total bar
Calories: 155 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Coffee Theme Week.

Today's Cappuccino Coconut Milk 55% (bar) was from Stone Grindz Chocolate (Scottsdale, AZ). 

This coconut milk chocolate was made using cacao from Peru, and was "ground with Blue Bottle Espresso." 

Aroma notes included: coffee candy, caffe latte/cappuccino with spice (vanilla, cinnamon and caramel) and chocolate (dark coconut milk ganache, very faint earth and red berry).

The 55% chocolate had a seductive creamy melt and smooth texture. You'll be forgiven if you think this bar contained dairy milk or cream. This well-executed, award-winning, dairy-free bar fooled me.

Flavor notes included: dark chocolate and sweet and flavorful coffee with cappuccino and light caramel notes. It was sweet (and addictive); but the sugar was well-balanced with the flavorful espresso coffee and chocolate--and well-integrated with the harmonious and nuanced rich mocha fiesta this bar conjured.

Maker's tasting notes: "Notes of espresso, caramel macchiato, chocolate frosting"

Ingredients: Cacao*, cacao butter*, cane sugar*, coconut*, coffee, vanilla bean*, sea salt. (*Organically farmed)

Allergen-related information: Soy free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan. (Contained coconut.)

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