Thursday, May 18, 2023

Maya Chocolates - Rose & Pistachio 65% Dark Chocolate (bar) - May 18, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Maya Chocolates 
Rose and Pistachio 65% Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good + Good ++
Weight: 2.2 oz. (62.4 g.) in total bar
Calories: 341 calories (estimate) in 1 bar
Cost: $6.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Flowers Theme Week.

Today's Rose and Pistachio 65% Dark Chocolate (bar) was from Maya Chocolates (Pinole, CA).

Aroma notes for this chocolate included: roasted cocoa, dark chocolate, very faint floral (rose petal tea, rose petal jam, and even fainter vanilla), as well as diffuse, faint red berry and rosehip jam.  

The texture of the base 65% dark chocolate was very creamy with a satisfying melt and mouthfeel.

Flavor notes included: rich dark chocolate (dark chocolate pudding with vanilla/chocolate torte/fondue) that extended into the finish. Very subtle floral flavor (rose tea) came from real pink rose flower petals; and a sprinkling of green pistachio nuts added flavor and texture.

The flavors and the sweetness (sugar level) were both well-balanced. The bittersweet dark chocolate (not that bitter) took center stage; but there was room for authentic, attractive rose and pistachio elements to shine momentarily.

Ingredients: Unsweetened Chocolate, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavour, Rose, Pistachio

Allergen-related information: "May contain traces of milk (and) other tree nuts."

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