Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Scharffen Berger - 82% Cacao Extra Dark Chocolate (bar) - Sept. 7, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Scharffen Berger 
82% Cacao Extra Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories in 1/3 bar
Cost: $5.19 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Market at Edgewood, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Dark Chocolate Theme Week.

Today's 82% Cacao Extra Dark Chocolate (bar) was from Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker (Ashland, OR). 

Aroma notes included: relatively sweet dark chocolate (cocoa/drinking chocolate with very faint vanilla), and very faint green botanical and fruit.

The texture was smooth but with an astringency (graininess/dryness) toward (and extending well) into the finish.

Flavor notes included: relatively bold dark chocolate (in keeping with an 82% cacao dark chocolate), very faint, diffuse fruit (red berry and citrus syrup/drink), and faint bitter earth. A very subtle amount of vanilla added a sense of sweet cocoa warmth.

Ingredients: "Cacao Beans, Sugar, Vanilla Bean."

Allergen-related information: "Produced in a facility that processes tree nuts and dairy."


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