Monday, April 3, 2017
Trader Joe's The Dark Chocolate Lover's Chocolate Bar
This chocolate bar is pretty exotic. I've never had one with this high a cacao percentage. Do they even come any higher than 85%? It's the dark-chocolatiest dark chocolate I've ever eaten. Yet, strangely, it's not as harsh as I thought it might be. The label is not lying to call it "smooth & fruity." But even more prominent is how floral it is. After chocolate, the flavor that I found most prominent is a sense of eating flowers--which I've never experienced in chocolate before. I have no idea what is doing that. Is it the varietal of the cacao bean? Whatever it is, it's an experience worth trying, for the novelty of it.
Will I buy it again?
No. I'm glad I tried it, because it's well outside the range of chocolates I've had before, and it expanded my understanding of what dark chocolate can be. But I didn't love it enough to return to it. It would make a fine gift for a chocolate-loving friend, though.