72% pure Dong Nai – named after the region in Vietnam where the cocoa comes from. A particularly beautiful chocolate bar from Marou. Also perfect for various pairings.
Tasting notes from the makers: Mild with surprising spicy notes.
Various reviews of this bar are available through Fine Chocolate Reviews. A nicely done discussion can be found at the Chocolate Codex.
“A really kind, full-bodied chocolate’s chocolate.” (C-spot)
“The taste was very roasted (thoughts of burning toast), bitterness transitioned into a lightness of creamy coconut, hazelnut, chilli, followed by Vietnamese characteristics I lovingly recognized (” Chocolate Indulgence “)
“The fruit note I picked up on the nose and tongue is craisins, those tart and sweet little dried cranberries.” The finish is tannic, black tea steeped. bit too long, that’s what Bitter has negative connotations, but some of my favorite foods / drinks are bitter … “(Chocolate Codex)
Cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter
Marou – a beautiful company that makes cocoa chocolate bar in Vietnam