Ultra Dark 90% with coconut sugar and caramelized coconut mylk
Flavor: This bar brings out the best in Ecuadorian cacao, notes of bread, some earthiness but no muddiness or astringency. Just a slight bitterness and low acidity. The flavor is pleasantly unrefined, reminiscent of nibs, yet short-lasting with a clean finish. The coconut contributes a little flavor, but not much. It’s pleasant and doesn’t overshadow the cacao. Smooth texture.
Recommendation: Recommended! Alternative sugars with a distinct flavor can sometimes interfere with tasting the flavor of the cacao itself, but in this high percentage bar the coconut works well, accenting rather than hiding the chocolate flavors. This would be a fun addition to a high percentage line up (or as a snack, as evidenced by the fact that I ate half the bar immediately upon opening). It’s also a great option if you are looking for chocolate with less sugar/no refined sugar, especially since it manages to be 90% without being bitter - it’s more approachable than many other super dark bars.
Batch info: Best by October 8, 2021