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.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Leith Chocolate - Lavender Milk Chocolate 40% (bar) - May 22, 2023
Chocolate of the Day
Leith Chocolate Lavender Milk Chocolate 40% (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: $3.84 (sale) for 1 bar Purchased from: World Market, Mountain View, CA
Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Flowers Theme Week.
Today's Lavender Milk Chocolate 40% cocoa (bar) from Leith Chocolate EU (Belfast/South Queensferry, Scotland) was made in Scotland.
The company takes their name from the once bustling sea port of Leith that once the gateway to Scotland. The port neighborhood has more recently become a creative hub, home to several artisan makers creating goods for export.
Leith Chocolate sources cacao from South America to make their line of chocolates. And the cacao origin for today's bar was Colombia.
Aroma notes included: milk chocolate, lavender and warm vanilla.
This smooth, creamy bar kept it simple with three primary well-blended flavors: sweet milk chocolate, lavender and vanilla, that all harmonized very nicely.
It was hard to taste cacao flavor nuances due to a relatively high percentage of sugar (and milk). While a bit sweet for me, I enjoyed the authentic lavender (and mellow vanilla) floral flavors.
This Leith chocolate would be a great choice if you fancy flower flavors and have a milk chocolate sweet tooth.