70% SUMMERTIME DARK CHOCOLATE WITH CARBONATED SUGAR CRYSTALS AND RED GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL
Source: Konagano Estate + Vale do Juliana Estate
Origin: Pará + Bahia, Brazil
Ingredients: cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter, carbonated candy (sugar, lactose (milk), red grapefruit essential oil.
When the weather turns tropical, so should your chocolate. Here's our take on a tart, fizzy, and refreshing grapefruit soda. This crisp, citrusy creation might just be the closest thing to a chocolate thirst quencher. Pair with yard work and barbecues.
Before immersing ourselves in the tasting experience you can expect, I would like to add a few details about the main inclusion ingredients of this bar:
red grapefruit essential oil is obtained from the rind of the fruit and it is known for proven health benefits, as a food flavor enhancer, and for its extremely fresh and clear aroma;
carbonated sugar also called popping sugar or pop rocks candy consists of sugar bits containing carbon dioxide that produce the fizzy feeling on the tongue followed by a popping sound when it melts in your mouth.
About this specific recipe, it represents a lovely combination of craft-made drink-inspired chocolate and harmonic inventiveness.
Medium brown color and sharp snap. The texture is chic and carefree, enlivened by contrasting smooth, creamy, and absolutely non-invasive sparkling mouthfeel accents.
On the nose, it reveals a refreshing citrusy and sweet aroma. As a splendid contrast, the bar is intensely bitter with an avant-garde sweet fizzy twist. The tartness is really slow to open up on the palate evolving into a pleasant grapefruit aftertaste, fine and persistent.
I would like to elaborate further on this matter:
dark chocolate (origin/variety) and inclusions are synchronized to determine the bitter orientation of the flavor profile;
scented and enveloping on the nose but surprisingly warm on the palate;
structured on a harmonious fizzy mouth bestowing texture and some traces of tartness for a mysterious and hypnotic perception.
Thank you Sam for gifting me this limited summer edition.