This Crunch Bar features Ashanti Ghana nibs sprinkled on the back for a satisfying crunch mouthfeel
Tasting notes: mocha, coconut, praline
Ingredients: Cacao, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Coffee, Cacao Nibs
LetterPress Chocolate and Alibi Coffee Roasters proudly present their first collaboration bar. This killer combination makes for the perfect coffee chocolate bar using LetterPress' award-winning 70% Ashanti Ghana Chocolate and Alibi's Mugshot Espresso Blend. Unlike most other chocolate companies, they have meticulously roasted and stone-ground their cacao beans themselves and brewed Alibi's coffee with cocoa butter at just the right extraction temperature, infusing the coffee rather than grinding the coffee beans in. As they claim, the result is much more balanced, and honestly, "the best coffee bar we've yet made".
Shiny and homogeneous on the surface
Brown color medium
Aroma: coffee, tobacco, roasted nibs, sweet coumarin, floral, honey, chocolate amber,
Mouthfeel: fresh in the beginning, warm in the finish and aftertaste with a numb spicy sensation on the palate
Texture: creamy with a hyper-fast melting
Aromatic finesse: ****
Astringency: * (related to the nibs)
Bitterness: ** (related to the nibs)
Flavor profile: Attention, all the No-Coffee aficionados, I just found the right solution for your taste buds. If you want still enjoy some coffee-flavored dark chocolate of course. The work behind the scene to prepare this inclusion is quite unique and radically different. That is a good sign because we all know you are going to have to work incredibly hard to turn things around. The timid passionate mocha beginning of the tasting experience turns into a MOUTHWATERING HONEY blast in the midpalate. Just to give you an idea, it seems to enjoy honey caramels coated with dark chocolate.
Summing it all up, my tasting notes are creamy coffee, sweet honey, soft "dolcetti di mandorle siciliani al cocco", vanilla, and coumarin finish/aftertaste. But Honey is the main character featuring them all, adding up to the fun of the entire journey.
Ps: coumarin has a sweet odor resembling the scent of vanilla and a bitter taste. Remember the toasted nibs!
In my opinion, this bar is really worth trying whether you like coffee or not because these two amazing artisans significantly moved the needle within the area of this type of inclusion. I have never experienced this level of "gourmet patisserie" with this type of flavor combination before. They surely celebrate the union between elegance thanks to a perfect match of palatable sensitivity and image quality and modernity using a refined production method to ensure superb results.
Values expressed in stars from 1 to 8. If the bar is extraordinarily close to perfection, I can go up to 10.