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Theo & Philo - Milk Chocolate with Barako Coffee - Apr. 29, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Theo and Philo Chocolate Factory
Milk Chocolate with Barako Coffee (bar)
Good ++
Weight: .795 oz. (22.5 g.) / 1.59 oz. (45 g.) in total bar
Calories: 110 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $7.25 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #15 of Chocolate and Coffee Theme Week; and Day #1 of Chocolate and the Philippines Theme Week. 

Today's attractively-packaged Milk Chocolate with Barako* Coffee (bar) was made by Theo and Philo Chocolate Factory (Valenzuela City, Metro Manila, Philippines).

Aroma notes included: bold, roasted coffee and dark milk chocolate.

A fine mist of ground coffee was enshrined in a smooth dark milk chocolate base. 

The bold coffee was well integrated with the chocolate. In addition to a strong coffee flavor, there was a faint sweet wood/fibrous nut note, combined with relatively low level bitterness and acidity levels. 

The coffee balanced the sweeter, smoother dark milk chocolate and vice versa, creating a flavorful (and somewhat addictive) coffee and chocolate blend.

Ingredients: Sugar, cacao beans, milk powder, cocoa butter, coffee beans

Allergy-related information: Contains milk. Processed in a facility that also processes peanuts and other tree nuts. 

*Kapeng barako, aka barako coffee (Coffea liberica) is a variety of coffee grown in the Batangas and Cavite provinces--in Luzon, south of Manila.

The Tagalog word "barako" refers to wild boar--known to eat farmers' crops, including coffee--and a reference to a strong coffee.

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