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.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Leith Chocolate - Gin & Tonic Dark Chocolate (bar) - May 8, 2023
Chocolate of the Day
Leith Chocolate Gin and Tonic Dark Chocolate (bar) Good + - Good ++ Weight: 1.41 oz. (40 g.) / 2.82 oz. (80 g.) in total bar Calories: 219 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar Cost: $4.67 for 1 bar Purchased from: World Market, Mountain View, CA
Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Gin Theme Week.
Today's Gin and Tonic Dark Chocolate (bar) was from Leith Chocolate (South Queensferry, Scotland).
The company sources their chocolate from South America. (The cacao origin of today's bar was Colombia.)
Aroma notes for this 61% Cocoa gin-inspired bar included: dark chocolate, lemon-lime candy, warm floral spice (vanilla), fleeting vanilla and lemon biscuit, and botanicals (juniper).
This chocolate had a smooth texture, and a relatively rapid melt that led to a softer, loftier/lighter, creamy mouthfeel finish.
Flavor notes included: dark chocolate, sweet citrus (lemon, lime) and light botanical herbs (juniper and faint, fleeting sweet rosemary) and faint vanilla.
There was also a very faint, well-balanced citrus peel-like, bitter-sweet note that evoked a splash of tonic water that one would taste in a traditional gin and tonic cocktail.
This dark chocolate was an enjoyable confectionery tribute to a classic gin cocktail.