Amano Chuao 70% Dark Chocolate Bar
This chocolate bar is the first of a series of Chuao bars I have to review. The smoothness of the chocolate would suggest a longer conch time but not the longest I have eaten as there is still an ever so slight graininess to the chocolate but it still has a smooth chocolate. The chocolate is slightly on the bitter side though with a harsher flavour compared to the dark chocolate than I have been eating of late. This is so popular a bean because Amadei controlled the whole of the production until recently and not there are a number of bars available, made by some of the finest bean to bar manufacturers.
There isn’t as much fruitiness as some other bars I have reviewed and this slightly flat flavour is a bit of a disappointment to me. There seems to be a slight hint of burnt flavour to this bar but nothing hard and unpleasant. I’m not sure I get plum, blackberries, molasses or coffee, as the outer box said I should. What I did get is a pleasant 56g chocolate bar with a unique flavour and a previously exclusive heritage.
Not an unfair treatment of the Chuao bean but not the best example.