Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Day 3: Let's go darker with Zotter's Bolivia 90% chocolate bar


Have you been trying to get closer and closer to that taste of pure cacao by going deep into the dark? Dark chocolate, I mean. I recall the times when I would push myself to try (and learn to like) very dark chocolates. And that meant working my way up from 70% dark, to 80% dark, then on to 90% and 100%. And sometimes, just a little sugar is needed. Zotter's Labooko Bolivia 90% bar might just be the thing for you.

The taste is close to lightly sweetened cocoa powder. The aroma is the same. In fact, as I write this post, the open chocolate bar package is right under my nose and it is the same smell as when I opened a tin of baking cocoa powder yesterday.

As with other Zotter chocolates, the texture is purely delicate and super smooth. The chocolate is mild in its flavours, but a little dried apricot caught my attention, and flavours of intense espresso. There may be a little nuttiness on the finish. There is also a pinch of salt in the ingredients list, but I do not taste it. Some chocolate makers believe it brings out the flavours of the bean. Zotter Chocolate seems to include salt in many of their chocolates, although it is never detectable in the taste.

As far as 90% dark chocolates go, I like this one. It is also a great stepping stone chocolate as you work your way to tasting 100% dark chocolate. Buy it online from Zotter U.S.A. at: https://www.zotterusa.com/labooko-pure-chocolate/73-bolivia-90.html.

Tomorrow we will look at Zotter Chocolate's 'contests'. But what is the prize? Find out on Day Four of 'A Zotter a Day...' theme week here on The Ultimate Chocolate Blog.

Read the rest of the week....
Day 1: Zotter's Labooko Sheep's Milk Chocolate - great for people who are avoiding cow's milk
Day 2: Zotter's Mitzi Blue 'Dark Secrets' disc - perfect for gifting to a dark chocolate lover
Day 3: Zotter's Labooko Bolivia 90% - a great chocolate for vegans, Paleo diet followers and anyone who loves very bitter chocolate

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