Bar: Madagascar (78%)
Maker: Palette De Bine (Canada)
Price: $9/70g (Direct From Maker)
Overall Rating: 5.5/10
Munch Factor: 2/10
Ingredients: Cocoa beans, Sugar
Appearance: Darker brown than I expected and the same undertones of earthy cocoa.
Smell: Strong citrus hits you first, with sharp acid and some undertones of earthy cocoa.
The Melt & Snap: Great snap and a surprisingly good melt, considering the lack of added cocoa butter.
Taste: A sweet cocoa hits you first, then a slight bittersweetness and some citrus, but then there’s an unpleasantly strong acid which burns the back of the throat a bit as it’s going down. Some tannin, then a short finish.
Complaints & Complements: As always, love the packaging; very classic and creative. This bar was very harsh and overt, but if you’re a citrus-lover, boy is this the bar for you!