Saturday, November 25, 2023

Zotter - Cherry Brandy With Marzipan (bar) - Nov. 24, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Cherry Brandy with Marzipan 
Good ++
Weight: 2.47 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 380 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $9.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Bar and Cocoa, online order

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Cherries Theme Week.

Today's Cherry Brandy with Marzipan (bar) was made in Austria and distributed by Zotter Chocolates US LLC (Fort Myers, FL).

Aroma notes included: dark chocolate, marzipan, cherry and spirits.

A thin crispy,* dark chocolate shell sheltered a soft, creamy, high-quality marzipan center infused with cherry brandy.

Marzipan can be quite sweet. However, this was a well-balanced and well-executed, flavorful blend. The 70% dark chocolate and authentic cherry flavors balanced out the sweet almond-forward confection layer. And the slightly boozy flavor added flavor depth and richness to this bar that landed squarely in the Goldilocks zone.**

Ingredients: Marzipan+ (25% Almonds+, Sugar+, Invert Sugar Syrup+), Cocoa Mass+*, Cane Sugar+*, Cocoa Butter+*, Glucose Syrup+, Butter (Cream), Cherry Brandy+ (5%), Dry Whole Milk, Sour Cherry Powder+ (2%: Sour Cherry Juice Concentrate+, Corn Starch+), Dry Skim Milk, Skim, Salt, Lecithin (Soy+), Vanilla Bean Powder+*. (+ = Organic; 91% Organic) (* = Fair Traded, Fair Trade Content in Total: 53%)

Allergen-related information: "Contains: Milk, Almonds, Soy. Manufactured on equipment that processes other tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, gluten and sesame."

*Crispy shell in a cool room (64 degrees F./17.7 degrees C.) 

** Something that is not too much, or not too little; it's just right. The likely origin of this reference: an English fairy tale from the 1800s about a girl named Goldilocks (or old woman, depending on the version of the story) who sampled bowls of porridge (and tried out different chairs and beds) in the home of Three Bears. One bowl of porridge was too hot, one was too cold, and the last was just right.

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