Bar: 100% Peru
Maker: Zotter (Reigersburg, Austria)
Price: $7.95/70g (Bright River Chocolate)
Overall Rating: 7/10
Munch Factor: 2/10
Ingredients: Peruvian Cocoa Mass
Appearance: 2-35 gram bars printed with the Zotter Labooko logo; very deep dark brown color.
Smell: Woody cocoa with strong fruity overtones.
The Melt & Snap: nice melt & very strong snap.
Taste: Strong cocoa dominates for the first half and then lets in some light fruits and a bit of astringency near the end. Overall a smooth meld of the flavors, though not much variety or sweetness (and yes, 100% cacao can be sweet).
Complaints & Complements: As always, I love the 2-bar way of packaging chocolate, and the helpful tasting hints that Zotter includes, but I wish it were easier to close the bars. This particular bar is a respectable representation of a 100%, and I would buy it again as a gift.