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Chocolate Bars
Chocolate Bars
(70% cacao)

Cortés, Honduras 

USA  (Springfield, Missouri)

Percent Cacao70
Cortés, Honduras cocoa beans (Trinitario), organic cane juice, cocoa butter (made in our factory with Cortés beans - visit for details).

cacao butter, cacao mass, cane sugar
Allergen Info
Weight85g (3oz.) 
Size92 x 198mm  (3.6 x 7.8") 
Purchased FromChocolate Maya  Santa Barbara, CA 
Year Purchased2012 
Maker Comments 

Once again, a bar of chocolate's label asks me to buy it for the sake of the poor farmers. Plus, the wrapper could be made from an old grocery sack and it tells you right on it that the rough little tie that holds the flap closed is made from recycled burlap cacao bag. I think the assumption is that buying a bar like this practically removes existing guilt from you like doing penance.

I'm for helping people out as much as the next guy - and I recycle too. But, for me, a chocolate purchase is about taste and I've generally had bad luck, taste-wise, with chocolate sold with those pitches.

Fortunately, there is no need to buy this chocolate only out of first world guilt or pity. I really liked this bar. It was delicious. A very balanced, sophisticated, and pleasing set of tastes. The pitch should instead be, 'buy this bar because all the other dark chocolate bars surrounding me on the shelf are so vastly inferior'. That's how much I like this bar. The karmic reduction is just a bonus.

The packaging says for me to expect hints of 'molasses and sharp stone fruit'. I didn't get the molasses at all. But, I guess 'sharp stone fruit' could be a citrusy plum - and that would work for me. I sometimes thought I got just a tad of strawberry too - and blackberry. But, only in small amounts.

This bar was a happy surprise and I'll be buying more of them. I hope the next one is this good. I give this one a solid 8. It was bought at Whole Foods on 05/18/15. The expiration date on the packaging looks hand-stamped and is smudged. It could be 04/17/16. But, the '16' might be '18' instead (or '10', for that matter, but that wouldn't make sense...).
Posted by John Ludlow on 18 May 2015     ID: 778
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Origin  Honduras
The Republic of Honduras is in Central America bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
Wrapper History
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last modified: 06-December-2012 22:52:30   
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