Chocolate of the Day
Hazelnut Praline 70% Dark (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.25 oz. (35 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 190 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $ Missing information
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to the last day (Day #12) of Chocolate and Nuts Theme Week.
Today's Hazelnut Praline 70% Dark (bar) was from Taza Chocolate (Somerville, MA).
Taza is known for their organic, bean-to-bar, less processed and stone-ground chocolates. (Less processing can result in more authentic flavor(s). (Some more volatile, natural aroma and flavor notes may be lost with longer processing times, even if smaller particle sizes can result in a creamier mouthfeel.)
Aroma notes for today's bar included: dark chocolate with balanced earth (peat notes that disappeared after being opened for several minutes), nuts, and brown sugar/toffee.
The texture was relatively smooth. And flavor notes included: deep, dark chocolate, balanced rich forest/earth, bitter and sweet, clean mineral, faint nut, tiny crunchy toffee bits--and a relatively long dark finish.
Ingredients: "Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Toffee (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Organic Caramel Color), Organic Hazelnuts, Organic Cocoa Butter, Sea Salt, Organic Sunflower Lecithin."
Allergen-related information: "Contains Hazelnuts. May Contain Traces of Other Tree Nuts and Sesame Seeds."