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Gran Couva Hot

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7.9
 

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Product Name
Gran Couva
Cacao %
Between 56% and 65%
Purchased in
United States
Bean Variety
Trinatario
Made in
France
Weight
70 Gr | 2.5 Oz
Dimensions
18 x 6 Cm
Color
Brown
Ingredients
Cocoa beans from Trinidad, sugar, cocoa butter, soya lecithin, natural vanilla extract.
Maker's notes
Trinidad, the most Southernly of the Caribbean Islands, is a historic source of Trinatario cocoa beans. Nestling in the fertile hillsides of Montserat. te little village of Gran Couva is home of one the island's oldest plantations. On its rich, humid soils, the Estate planter's grow their precious crop according to the traditional methods necessary to extract all their subtle aromas of dried mint and spices.

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October 20, 2014 (Updated: October 20, 2014)
Don Alek
Overall rating 
 
7.9
Aromas 
 
8.0
Texture 
 
7.0
Presentation 
 
9.0
Uniqueness 
 
8.0

Sweet soft & gentle

Bar Tasting

Sugar Flavor
Strong
Cacao Flavor
Strong
Acidity
nonexistent
Roasted Nuts
Moderate
Bitterness
nonexistent
Fruitiness
Moderate
Tasting Experience
Trinidad and Tobago produce approximately 300 Metric tons of cacao bean per year. So, a pure Trinidad bar is something special. As the place where the Trinatario bean was born Trinidad has very high quality pods, renowned for their mix of fruitiness and cacao flavor. When opening the foil wrapper, this Valrhona bar does reveal fruity notes with a cacao aroma. These aromas further expand while the soft and creamy texture melts in the mouth. However, they are here weaker than we would like and I could not identify many more sensations beyond a hint a cherry or spices on the finish. The after taste is not particularly long but pleasant and focused on a sweet cacao flavor.
Overall a very good chocolate bar, but below what its origin were promising
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