Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bar of the Week: Bonnat's Java

If you've finally gotten your head around the differences between "dark", "semi-sweet", and "bittersweet", our bar of the week might throw you for a new loop.  From France's venerable bean-to-bar chocolate maker Chocolat Bonnat comes Java, made from single-origin Indonesian cacao.  Java is a 65% milk chocolate, a so-called "dark milk" that contains milk but also has a higher percentage of cocoa solids than is typical for a milk chocolate. 

A dark milk chocolate tends to be creamier than most darks and less sweet than most milks.  Bonnat's Java lives up to this reputation, with a flavor that is at once sophisticated and comforting, intense and gentle.  Notes and smoke and peat provide a bassline for lighter tones of citrus and cream.

Come by on Saturday, June 4th, for a sample of Bonnat's Java and an introduction to the world of dark milks. 

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