Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Lonohana Estate Chocolate - Orange and Vanilla 70% (bar) - Jan. 8, 2024

Chocolate of the Day

Lonohana Estate Chocolate
Orange and Vanilla dark 70% (bar)
Good +++
Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 178 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: Part of $45.00 USD Island Flavors bundle (set of 4 different bars)
Purchased from: Lonohana website, online order

Aloha; and welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Hawaii Theme Week.

This Orange and Vanilla dark 70% (bar) was made by Lonohana Estate Chocolate, LLC (Honolulu, HI). 

Aroma notes included: smooth, rich dark chocolate; vanilla; orange; and faint butter.

This well-tempered dark bar had a smooth, creamy texture and melt. (I checked the package again to see if it contained milk. It did not. See maker's notes below.)

Flavor notes included: rich, smooth dark chocolate, authentic, sweet orange oil and warm, creamy vanilla.

I loved that the maker chose to make a 70% dark chocolate version (vs. a sweet milk chocolate) version of this flavor blend. 

Lonohana Maker's Notes                           

"This addictive 70% dark chocolate (combines) "floral island cacao and sweet orange essential oil....reminds us of good times eating a creamsicle* with friends, however there is no dairy!

The creaminess is a result of a gentle roast and careful, extended stone grinding."

Ingredients: Hawaii-grown cacao, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, and sweet orange oil.

Allergen-related information: Vegan. 

*A frozen orange juice/drink and vanilla ice cream treat on a stick said to be invented in 1905 in the U.S. by a young (11-year old) ice cream truck driver, Frank Epperson--who called it an epsicle. Versions of this popular frozen offering were later sold as popsicles and/or creamsicles. These brands are currently owned by Unilever.


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