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Esmeralda – Republica Cacao


Maker Republica del Cacao
Chocolate Bars
Product Name Dark Chocolate - Esmeralda
Cacao percentage Between 66% and 75%
Country of purchase Ecuador
Origin of bean Ecuador
Bean Variety Arriba
Made in Ecuador
Dimensions 13x7cm
Total weight 50gr | 1.76oz
Ingredients Cacao liquor, Sugar, Cacao butter, Soy Lecitthin
Maker's comments Ecuador is the Homeland of the unique "Arriba" Cacao Beans. For centuries, the plantations in Provincia Esmeraldas, have produced this special variety providing a well rounded bitter taste with a wine -like character, finished by a light lemon peel flavour and roasted notes

Good but weak


Sugar Flavor nonexistent
Cacao Flavor Moderate
Acidity Moderate
Roasted Nuts Strong
Bitterness Moderate
Fruitiness Strong
Tasting Experience This Arriba chocolate bar does not pack as much flavour as the other ones from Republica del Cacao. Opening the wrapper does not bring any major flavour. The texture is hard and the bar does not melt but requires to be chewed a little. The most identifiable aroma is earthy and then some fruitiness. Both rather weak. The after taste is also rather weak although pleasant. Overall a very good chocolate but too weak in flavour and disappointing for an Arriba.
This bar is Very good
Over All Rating ( 6.5 )

Aromas ( 6.0 )

Texture ( 6.0 )

Presentation ( 7.0 )

Uniqueness ( 8.0 )


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