Chocolate of the Day
Chiang Mai 70% Dark Chocolate (bar)
Weight: .97 oz. (27.5 g.) / 1.94 oz. (55 g.) in total bar
Calories: 155 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $13.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Thailand Theme Week.
Today's Chiang Mai 70% Dark Chocolate (bar) was from bean-to-bar chocolate maker Kad Kokoa (Bangkok, Thailand). The company offers chocolate bars made with Thai cacao beans grown in different regions (terroirs) of Thailand.
The organic cacao beans used to make this Chiang Mai dark chocolate were grown on a privately contracted farm in Pa Pae, Mae Tang, Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand.
Aroma notes for this bar included: rich chocolate (fudge brownie, smooth, flavorful drinking chocolate) with very faint, diffuse fruit, brown sugar (molasses), spice and nut notes.
Texture: Smooth dark chocolate with an almost buttery melt--with a very faint (barely noticeable) fruit astringency in the finish.
Flavor notes included: rich dark chocolate (freshly baked fudge brownie, with warm dark chocolate sauce). This dark chocolate was relatively sweet, and had a pleasing, dark chocolate-y flavor--with a slight undulating quality (that I liked). It also had very faint stone fruit (plum, nectarine), brown sugar and earth notes; but it was primarily in the rich "chocolate-y" taste category.
Today's Chiang Mai chocolate was slightly less complex than its regional 70% dark chocolate siblings featured this week (not quite as many delicate floral and fruit notes); but like the other single region, dark chocolate bars from Kad Kokoa, I experienced an abundance of well-balanced, well-executed, chocolate flavor(s)--all emanating from just two ingredients.
Maker's tasting notes: "...slight floral notes and a delicate exotic fruitiness in the background of a strong earthy body."
Ingredients: "70% Cocoa Beans (and) 30% Organic Sugar"
Allergen-related information: (No allergy-related information listed on packaging.)