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Peter Beier - D66BRA - Brazil Dark 66% - Sept. 11, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Peter Beier Chokolade
D66BRA - Brazil Dark 66% (pieces)
Good - Good +
Weight: .795 - .88 oz. (22.5 - 25 g.) / (1.59-1.76 oz.) (45-50 g.) in 1 container
Calories: 138.4 calories in 1/2 container
Cost: $7.05 USD (49,00 DKK) for 1 container
Purchased from: Peter Beier (store), Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to Day #3 of Scandinavian Chocolate Theme Week, and to 17 rewarding years of eating a different chocolate each and every day.

Today’s D66BRA - Brazil 66% Dark Chocolate--uniquely packaged, in the form of pastille-sized, small cacao pod-shaped pieces in a metal tin--was from Peter Beier Danmark (Helsinger, Danmark).*

Aroma notes for this single origin Brazil dark chocolate included: slightly bitter/sour dark cocoa (light loamy earth, yogurt, roasted cocoa, faint wood), and faint vanilla.

The texture was smooth, almost silky, and buttery.

Flavor notes included: deep dark cocoa with balanced bitter notes (porter, stout), and sour (milk/yogurt), faint roasted wood, and very faint and diffuse fruit (citrus, tart berry, dried banana, dried sweet and sour cacao pulp).

The cacao variety used to make this 66% dark chocolate was: “Amelonado/Bahia Superior.” While many steps go into creating chocolate flavor(s), Amelonado and Forastero varieties of cacao also tend to have bolder, denser/stronger flavors. 

Company’s Taste Profile notes read as follows: “Intense bitter, cocoa, fruity, unripe banana, a smokey hint.”

Ingredients: Cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: Soya lecithin, natural vanilla.

Allergen-related information: May contain traces of milk or nuts.

*It sounded like the tin may be taken back into a Peter Beier shop for a refill.

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