Bar: Bachelor’s Hall 75% (Jamaica)
Maker: Pump Street Bakery (Orford, England)
Price: $10/70g (Caputo’s)
Overall Rating: 9/10
Munch Factor: 7/10
Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Sugar, Cocoa Butter.
Appearance: very dark brown color with nice temper and a plain sectioned mold. The packaging was one of the first on the market to re-seal, and as I’ve said before, Pump Street Bakery has beautiful, clean and useful packaging.
Aroma: sweet earthiness with deep cocoa and overtones of fresh apricot.
Melt & Snap: okay melt & strong snap.
Flavor: earthiness turns sweet and very dark cocoa comes out. Cocoa sweetness into honey with a dollop of cream on top. Finish is short and slightly astringent with a stone fruit memory. The second taste is even faster, but the same evolution plays out.
Complaints & Complements: this is one of my favorite bars, period. The flavors are varied and constantly changing, the packaging is attractive and functional, and the ingredients are good quality. This is a real winner.
Context: sitting in my chair in my office, during my lunch break but before preparing food.