Bar: Hacienda Elvesia, DR (70%)
Maker: Castronovo (Florida, USA)
Price: $10.25/62.4g (Bright River Chocolate, Online US retailer)
Overall Rating: 6.5/10
Munch Factor: 2.5/10
Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cocoa Butter
Appearance: Pleasant medium brown with a 28 rectangle pre-broken mold.
Smell: Sweet earthiness, with the sweetness emanating from a muddled fruit undertone.
The Melt & Snap: Soft melt & soft snap.
Taste: Sweet start, melting into some tannin and final bitterness. Like a crouching tiger hidden behind a tree, there is an earthiness to complement the string tannins.
Complaints & Complements: Very thin re-sealable box style is appreciated, but the outer foil is a bit annoying.