Ahhh… the lovely smell of a good dark chocolate.
This week’s bar is the fabulous Potomac Chocolate Nib and Salt. Can you tell that I am writing with a bit of a sassy tone? I am, I don’t know why. Perhaps it is the positively blissful feeling knowing that I don’t have to drive an hour and a half to work tomorrow! But that is another story.
I first saw Potomac chocolate on NPR. I was especially intrigued because Potomac chocolate is made by Ben… in his basement. What’s also unique is he’s made most of the equipment himself. I wish I was this ingenious. I would love to make my own chocolate, but there is no way that my mechanical aptitude would suffice to make the equipment. Anyway, NPR did a great job on the story, you can check that out here.
On to the bar!
Color: I love color in this world. But I have to admit that I wear a lot of brown. This bar was definitely the color of a classic dark chocolate. Yummmm…
Appearance: The bottom of the bar was sprinkled with the sea salt, the top of the bar was smoooooth.
Smell: Inhale…. exhale. If I could smell this aroma every morning- talk about a way to wake up happy! The bar had a woodsy, hickory-type aroma… and of course mixed with a topping of salt.
Snap: There is some good snap going on with this bar. Nice and crisp. By the way Becki, my snap is better than yours.
Taste: First we visit the ocean of taste as the salt on the bottom of the bar warms up your taste buds to receive the sweet bitterness of the chocolate. Next comes the tidal wave of chocolate. With it is a texture that is slightly rough. The chocolate taste contains a hint of citrus that is broken up by the intense chocolate flavor of the nib that is encased throughout the bar.
rilly really don’t write that badly, but I certainly enjoyed this chocolate that much. If the wonderful opportunity should befall you I hope you try some!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!