Chocolate Tasting Notes & Pairings
70% DARK CHOCOLATE
Rich buttery melt, this chocolate is silky smooth, one of our most inviting batches yet. Creamy chocolate caramel dominates as this chocolate warms to temperature. Bright red fruits appear on the mid-palate, along with rum cake and Graham cracker. Hints of brown banana rounds out the flavor, this chocolate keeps going. Medium body, with a lingering finish. This is a chocolate lover's chocolate.
Pair with a full-bodied red wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, or Bordeaux-type red blend. Good with fresh French bread toasted or plain. Enjoy a piece with hot coffee to take your morning ritual to the next level.
70% DARK W/ HAWAIIAN SEA SALT
Bright salty pop of flavor on the melt, perfect mouthfeel. You can taste the tropical sunshine in this bar, it’s playful and inviting. The flavor is like a chocolate caramel cheesecake, it opens up into foamed green banana, apple banana. Tangy red fruits when you swallow. Nice salted caramel finish on the tongue. Makes you want another piece.
Pair with a full bodied red wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, or Bordeaux-type red blend. Good with fresh French bread toasted or plain.
75% DARK CHOCOLATE W/ KOLOA RUM
Brown fruits and molasses jump into the nose instantly on the melt. Aromatic brown sugar and marshmallow. The flavor of chewing fresh sugar cane. Very smooth and melty but textured, like brown butter cookie dough. A very welcoming 75%. Coconut. This bar wants warming spices–consider pairing with chai tea or spiced cakes or cookies.
50% MILK W/ COFFEE & NIBS
Nostalgic roasting coffee smells jump into the nose. Mocha coffee with buttery whipped cream melts in the mouth. The nibs add a tactile experience, little crunchy pieces to be chewed. Like having coffee and cookies in one bite or a chocolate and coffee crunch ice cream. The nibs outlast the chocolate, providing a nice flavor contrast, very balanced. This is a remarkable milk chocolate, nothing like what we had growing up.