Bar: Angel Bar 65% (blend)
Maker: Damson Chocolate (London, England)
Price: $~6/50g (gift from a friend)
Munch Factor: 7/10
Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Unrefined Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin.
Appearance: this is exactly the kind of packaging I love; all one piece. On top of that, it’s simple & appealing with a purple and white sticker on a brown paper bag background. The bar itself is quite thick, but the cacao pod-embossed mold is beautiful. Color is dark brown, with nice temper.
Aroma: musty raisin with moderate acidity (too strong to simply interpret as “red fruits”).
Melt & Snap: great melt & good snap.
Flavor: acid hits the tongue, then the deeper dried fruit (raisin aroma) comes out alongside melty sweetness. It’s not too sweet and there’s a little cocoa on a powerful finish. This bar is a punch in the mouth, but it’s exactly the kind you’d ask for. The acid complements, muted rather than offending the taste buds.
Complaints & Complements: I’ve tried too many Malagasy bars over the years which have nearly burned the back of my throat with lingering acids. This bar manages to maintain the flavor profile of the trapped acids without negatively affecting consumer experience. I’m a fan.
Context: in my classroom befoire lunch and after teaching. Gorgeous summer weather is in full effect.
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