Friday, July 7, 2023

Ranger Chocolate - Alaska Sea Salt Chocolate Bar - July 4, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Ranger Chocolate Company
Alaska Sea Salt Chocolate Bar
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 2.25 oz. (64 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 349 calories (estimate) in 1 bar
Cost: $10.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Salt Theme Week. And Happy 4th of July (Independence Day) to all those from the U.S. The salt sparkles in this week's chocolates have helped celebrate summer.

Today's Alaska Sea Salt Chocolate Bar (Batch 8) was from Ranger Chocolate Company (Portland, OR).

The bean-to-bar makers described this collaboration bar (and series of bars with salt) as follows: "Our sea salt adventure explores salt harvested from the Pacific Ocean. For Alaska, we teamed up with our friends at Bitterman Salt Co." (Portland, OR).

"We paired the pristine Alaska Pure Flake Sea Salt with Ranger's Makers blend of cacao. Sea salt is turned into the chocolate to add texture and retain its true flavor."

Aroma notes included: diffuse fruit (red grape), dark chocolate (dark chocolate torte), faint spice and very faint sweet floral green.

This dark chocolate and Alaska salt blend had a smooth, creamy texture and melt, and embedded tiny crunchy sparkles of sea salt.

Cacao flavor notes were similar to the aroma notes mentioned above, with a deeper dive into the dark chocolate--a flavorful, very balanced and chocolate-y "makers blend" with attractive and very balanced complexity.

Ingredients: Organic cacao, organic sugar, cacao butter, sea salt

Allergen-related information: (None listed on label. Check inside.)

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