Saturday, September 1, 2012

What We're Eating: Madecasse 70%

Madagsacar is one of my favorite origins for chocolate. It's the region that introduced me to single-origin chocolate and helped me understand that quality dark chocolate doesn't have to be unpleasantly bitter. While much of the cacao used to make Madagscar-origin chocolate comes from one very large farm, the cacao for the Madécasse 70% bar comes from a small cooperative in the Ezaka village that was set up by two former peace corps volunteers. The Madécasse 70%  shows off the wonderful tart cherry and citrus notes that I love. This bar has a bit of a chalky texture, so it's not quite as creamy and smooth as some other contenders, but the cherry notes are balanced and have a chocolaty finish. It's a very enjoyable bar that encourages poor farmers to produce quality cacao while also keeping all of the chocolate production in the country of Madagascar. This bar really gives back to the country of origin. 

Stop by today for a taste of Madécasse 70% and let us know what you think.

Happy chocolate tasting,
Chief Chocophile

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