Bar: Nacional Rústico (77%)
Maker: Mindo Chocolate (Mindo, Ecuador)
Price: $5/60g (Direct From Retailer)
Overall Rating: 7/10
Munch Factor: 8/10
Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter
Appearance: Pre-broken mold bearing 10 horizontal blocks; dark brown with very visible sugar crystals, as expected from rustic-style chocolate.
Aroma: Dark cocoa, but very sweet and earthy. Pleasant.
Melt & Snap: Easy melt & beautiful snap.
Flavor: Dark cocoa with nutty undertones; sweet throughout as the sugar crystals take their bows one by one. Short sweet finish with no bitterness detected.
Complaints & Complements: Plastic inner packaging is not resealable, but is easy to open because they cut a slit into the top! Attractive outer packaging. Love the way they did the rustic, because everything melts beautifully. I just want to keep eating and sharing it!
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