Chocolate of the Day
Fortunato No. 4 - 47% Peruvian Grand Cru Dark Milk Chocolate
Weight: .56 oz. (16 g.) in a 2-piece tasting sample package
Calories: 87 calories (estimate) in a 2-piece package
Cost: $3.80 (estimate) for a 2-piece package
Purchased from: Patricia's Chocolate, online order
Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Week.
Today's Fortunato* No. 4 - 47% Peruvian Grand Cru Dark Milk Chocolate was from Patricia's Chocolate (Grand Haven, MI).
Aroma and flavor notes for these Peruvian Pure Nacional (Porcelana) cacao based chocolates included: milk chocolate and caramel. There was a very faint sweet warm spice and sweet herb (licorice) notes in the late finish.
The texture was creamy and relatively light.
While the relatively high sugar content in this 47% dark milk chocolate (and the presence of milk) may have suppressed some subtle (fruit, floral, nutty) Nacional cacao flavors, these small ingot-shaped chocolates were still quite good.
Ingredients: (Not listed on small package)
Allergen-related information: (Not listed on small package)
*The name "Fortunato" comes from the name of the farmer who owns the land on which the prized cacao trees grow.