Sunday, November 19, 2023

Fjak Chocolate - Black Forest Cherry Cake Milk Chocolate (bar) - Nov. 19, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Fjak Chocolate AS
Black Forest Cherry Cake Milk Chocolate (bar)
Good ++
Weight: ~1.055 oz. (30 g.) / ~2.11 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 176 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Cherries Theme Week. 

Today's Limited Edition Black Forest Cherry Cake Milk Chocolate (bar) was from Fjak Chocolate AS (Eidfjord, Norway). The woman-owned, small-batch, bean-to-bar maker offers a variety of single origin bars and confections. Many include local, Hardangerfjord-inspired fruit and flavor inclusions.*

This Limited Edition 50% cacao, gluten free, Black Forest Cake-inspired bar (part of Fjak's "The Cake Series") harnessed the power of locally grown sour cherries to spark memories of this German cake. 

Aroma notes included: dark milk chocolate, tart lemon-green herb (oxalis), and tart fruit (sour cherry).

Texture: smooth, relatively creamy dark milk chocolate. (The cherries were fully incorporated into the chocolate.)

Flavor notes included: dark milk chocolate; authentic, tart-sweet sour cherry; and very faint, tart lemon-green herb (sour grass, oxalis). The vibrant sour cherry animated this sweet, and flavorful chocolate, creating a slight, pleasing, undulation in the taste.

Ingredients: Cocoa Beans*, Cocoa Butter*, Cane Sugar*, Milk Powder*, Sour Cherry*, Vanilla* (Min. 50% cocoa) * = Organic

Allergen-related information: (Contains: milk.) "Certified Organic; Gluten free"

*Hardangerfjord is a large, scenic fjord in southwestern Norway. In the warmer months, apples, cherries and other crops grow here in/on strips of green land between mountains and water. Waterfalls drip off the mountains.

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