Bar: Maras Salt 70%
Maker: Q’uma Chocolate (Lima, Peru)
Price: $6/70g (La Esquina Verde)
Overall Rating: 2/10
Munch Factor: 3/10
Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Mass, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Raw Cane Sugar and Maras Salt.
Appearance: 8-block pre-broken mold with the brand name on each square; some bloom evident on the top, but the bottom is covered evenly in slat.
Smell: Sweet salinity.
The Melt & Snap: okay melt & good snap.
Taste: chemically chalky flavor before the sweetness breaks and the salt contrasts with it; finish is fine, but it’s hard to get over that first impression.
Complaints & Complements: I checked the best-by date to see if it had already passed, but alas it is not. I am confused by the texture of this bar, but the flavor at the end is nice if uncomplicated.
Context: Sitting in my climate-controlled house in the US.