Dandelion - No-Sugar Dark Chocolate - Camino Verde, Ecuador 100%Dandelion
This is an intense, one ingredient 100% cacao bar without any added cocoa butter. The initial aroma mixes strongly roast coffee with some nuttier notes. Tannins and roasted flavours come through as it melts. Notes of fresh soil, are laced with tobacco.This is an intense, one ingredient 100% cacao bar without any added cocoa butter. Tannic profile with smooth butter notes and nutty finish.
Weight: 56 g
The beans come from the Camino Verder farm in Balao, Ecuador. Dandelion visited this farm back in May 2014 and was awed by the accurate and analytical way the farm was run. Vincent Norero, the owner and the manager of the farm, is devoted to a development that appreciates soil, preserves water consumption, applies bio-fertilizers, offers an opportunity to trace the trees, and achieves optimum fermentation and drying of beans.
Although this bar has a nice creamy texture, it lacks the berry and flowery notes that I love so much in the better 100% Ecuadorian bars - in short it doesn’t taste of much. I would have still given it a 3 stars if it’s cheaper. It is still cheaper than Soma’s, but the taste of Soma 100% bar can definitely justify the price tag.