Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Fjak Sjokolade - 60% Mork Sjokolade (Dark Chocolate) and Nine Sisters Gin (bar) - May 9, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Fjak Sjokolade
60% Mork Sjokolade (Dark Chocolate) and Nine Sisters Gin (bar)
Good ++
Weight: .935 oz. (26.5 g.) / 1.87 oz. (53 g.) in total bar
Calories: 145 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Gin Theme Week. Almost all the gin-inspired/flavored chocolates featured this week are from outside the U.S. 

Today's 60% Mork Sjokolade (Dark Chocolate) & Nine Sisters Gin (bar) was created by Fjak Sjokolade (by the Hardangerfjord--Hardanger, Norway).

Aroma notes for this 60% gin-infused bar included: dark chocolate, fresh, authentic green botanicals, gin, and very faint (possibly imagined) crisp cucumber. 

Smooth initial texture and melt with a slight, granular astringency (toward the finish)--that seemed to disappear after warming up/being open for a few hours.

Flavor notes included: rich, dark chocolate (honey, faint diffuse berry, chocolate torte); green botanicals (fennel, other herbs); gin; fleeting cracked pepper; lemon peel; juniper; very faint, fleeting toasted wood (barrel aged cacao); warm spice; and a sweet dark chocolate finish.

The cacao used to make this bean-to-bar chocolate was from Kilombero Valley, Tanzania; and the Nine Sisters Gin was from Feddie Ocean Distillery (Fedje (Island), Norway).

I enjoyed tasting and exploring (with others) this well-executed and thoughtful blend of chocolate and nuanced gin flavors.

Maker's tasting notes: "Aromatic dark chocolate with notes of juniper, pink pepper, liquorice and citrus" "Boozy and bold"

Ingredients: Cocoa beans*, cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, juniper*, lemon peel and gin from Feddie Ocean Distillery. (*Organic)

Allergen-related information: Processes in a facility that handles nuts, dairy and gluten.

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