Monday, June 26, 2023

K+M Chocolate + Supplant - Dark Chocolate 70% Venezuela (bar) - June 26, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

K+M Chocolate - Supplant
Dark Chocolate 70% Venezuela (bar)
Good +  
Weight: 1.05 oz. (30 g.) / 2.1 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $6.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Venezuela Theme Week.

Today's Dark Chocolate 70% Venezuela (bar) was made by Keller + Manni Chocolate in Napa, CA for Supplant (Irvine, CA)*.

Supplant is a sweetener made of sugars from "upcycled plant fiber" (that) "uses more of the harvest".

Aroma notes included: dark chocolate, faint, well-integrated, sweet, dried fruit, and very faint (barely detectable) mild vegetable (baked potato, sweet greens, avocado).

The melt and texture were relatively smooth and creamy.

Flavor notes included: smooth, uniform dark chocolate followed by earthy cacao notes. 

I really enjoyed that this 70% cacao dark chocolate wasn't overly sweet. The very slightly bitter earth notes (likely from the cacao itself), seemed well-managed/constrained by the maker, but were a bit too much. (It was not strong enough to call this a "dirt bar" but it was detectable. Some people will be fine with this flavor, others not so much.)

Ingredients: Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Sugars from Fiber (Oligosaccharides, Cellulose), Coconut Sugar, Sunflower Lecithin. 

Allergen-related information: "Made in a facility that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and soy."

*This bar was a collaboration, made in Napa at K+M for Supplant Inc., Irvine, CA.


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