Bar: Esmeraldas 60%
Maker: Pacari (Quito, Ecuador)
Price: $3.50/50g (Direct From Maker)
Overall Rating: 5.5/10
Munch Factor: 7/10
Ingredients: Organic Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Sunflower Lecithin
Appearance: A pretty dark brown color for a 60% bar, in an 18-block pre-broken mold.
Smell: Woody with honey-sweet cocoa.
The Melt & Snap: beautiful melt & strong snap.
Taste: The woodiness starts it off, and then melts into sweetness like none other, melting into the cocoa notes, which are surprisingly light. The short finish is savoury and smooth.
Complaints & Complements: It’s good and would make a great couverture, but it’s just not very special and overall too sweet. The packaging is intriguing, making it a good potential gift.