Chocolate of the Day
Regalo Single Variety 50% Dark Milk Chocolate (bar)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 2.12 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 330 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $8.55 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order
Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and The Philippines Theme Week.
Today's limited edition Regalo Single Variety 50% chocolate (bar) was produced by Auro Chocolate* (Calamba City, Laguna, Philiippines).
Aroma and flavor notes for this single origin (Davao City) and single variety bar included: dark milk chocolate (cocoa, ganache); sweet, delicate floral-botanical; diffuse fruit (green apple, faint date/molasses; sweet, mild tangerine and tropical fruit (mango)); faint spice; and very faint fleeting vegetable (potato chip).
This 50% milk chocolate had a complex, lightly fruity character. The texture was uniform and smooth and became creamier upon melting. The pleasant, complex flavors made this an enjoyable and accessible chocolate. The choice of a partially processed/unrefined (muscovado) cane sugar contributed additional flavor depth (faint molasses). There was a very mild fruit astringency in the finish.
Maker's tasting notes: "Our Reserve Collection is passionately crafted from the finest beans of a single harvest to bring out the rare, distinctive characteristics of each community and their land. Located in the lush tropical forests of Davao, the Regalo variety has notes of green apple, green tea (and) pine wood."
Ingredients: Cacao mass, organic muscovado sugar, full cream milk powder, cacao butter, skim milk powder
Allergen-related information: Contains milk. This product is manufactured in a facility that processes other products which may contain soy, tree nuts and peanuts. Halal. Gluten Free.
*dba Filipinas Oro de Cacao, Inc. (Cuidad De Calamba, Barangay Punta, Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines