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 17+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate every day. Happily, even after 6,200+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Ethereal Chocolate Organic 80% Dominican Republic (bar) Good + - Good ++ Weight: 1.13 oz. (32 g.) / 2.25 oz. (64 g.) in total bar Calories: 167.6 calories in 1/2 bar Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar Purchased from: Ethereal Chocolate, online order
Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Dominican Republic Theme Week.
Aroma and flavor notes for this 80% cacao bar were almost the same and included: dark chocolate, red fruit (berry, cherry, red apple), wood (cedar) and faint nut.
The single origin, two-ingredient chocolate had an enjoyable aroma and flavor, and a relatively granular texture/astringency over the last two-thirds of each bite.
This ultra-dark chocolate was well-balanced, with relatively low bitterness and a sophisticated, natural fruit sweetness/brightness for an 80%er. The fruit acidity was not too strong, and the sweetness level was good (not too sweet, not too bitter).
Maker's tasting notes: ..."cherry, fig, and citrus"