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 16+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate every day. Happily, even after 6,000+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Monday, August 28, 2023
Taitau - 90% Extra Dark Chocolate (bar) - Aug. 27, 2023
Chocolate of the Day
Taitau (Tai Tau) 90% Extra Dark Chocolate (bar) Good + - Good ++ Weight: .706 oz. (20 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar Calories: 120 calories in 1/2 bar Cost: $3.39 for 1 bar Purchased from: Crossroads Specialty Market, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Lithuania Theme Week.
Today's 90% Extra Dark Chocolate (bar) from Taitau (Tai Tau) Exclusive Selection (Lietuva, Lithuania) was imported into the U.S. by B&I Overseas Trading Inc. (Van Nuys, CA).
This chocolate was made using "premium quality Arriba and Ghana cocoa beans." And each square of the bar was adorned with an embossed shell, sea star or sea horse shape.
Aroma notes for this bar included: dark chocolate; vanillin; very faint (barely detectable) aromatic (vanilla-infused) tobacco, cappuccino and caramel; and faint sweet, almost floral green.
This ultra-dark chocolate had a thick, smooth texture, with a very faint astringency (sensation of dryness, slight graininess).
Flavor notes were similar to the aroma notes (above), and included: balanced, bold cacao (Forastero cacao from Ghana), dark chocolate and vanillin; very faint, smooth aromatic wood, smoke and caramel; and very faint, fleeting sweet green and floral (Arriba cacao from Ecuador).
Ingredients: "Cocoa mass (made from premium quality Ghanian and Arriba cocoa beans), sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier - rape (canola) lecithin, flavoring vanillin."
Allergen-related information: "This product may contain traces of peanuts, hazelnuts, gluten and milk."