Bar: Los Rios 75%
Maker: República Del Cacao (Quito, Ecuador)
Price: $6/100g (Quito Tourist Information Center)
Overall Rating: 6/10
Munch Factor: 3.5/10
Ingredients: Cacao Liquor, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (E322)
Appearance: Plain dark brown color with an 8-block pre-broken mold, engraved with the company’s name.
Smell: Sweet with chocolate-covered-nut undertones; slight woodiness adds some complexity.
The Melt & Snap: hard melt & decent snap.
Taste: Sweet dark chocolate with recognizable hazelnut coming in with the final melt. Slight astringency on the finish.
Complaints & Complements: Pretty packaging would make it a nice gift, but flavor-wise it’s not worth the high price.