Friday, April 8, 2011

Review: Bonnat Puerto Cabello Venezuela

Lindy's Rating: 7.0 (previously ***)
Richard's Rating: 7.0 (previously ***)

chocolate makerBonnat
barPuerto Cabello
cacao trees(unknown)
size100g ~ 3.5oz
cocoa solids75%
added fatcocoa butter
other ingredients(none)
list priceN/A

colormedium brown
PANTONE 19-1015
texturesmooth with text imprint and scoring
aromaroast (cocoa), berry (strawberry), earth (soil), sweet
tastefruit (berry), roast (coffee), nut
meltmore smooth
finishslightly acidic
Bonnat Puerto Cabello is a single origin bar from Venezuela. The chocolate was made from 75% cocoa solids, with added cocoa butter and sugar. The 100 gram bar was formed, wrapped, and packaged as normal for Bonnat. It had a best before date of June 2012.

This bar had a hard snap. In addition to an initial cocoa roast aroma, Cabello gave off scents of berries that we identified as strawberry, an earthiness reminiscent of soil, and some sweetness.

The chocolate had a slow start, but then released flavors of fruit as berries, a roast that I experienced as coffee, and some nuttiness. Lindy also noticed a brief initial bitterness that went away.

The melt was smoother than normal, which we rated as more smooth. The length of Cabello was short, with the chocolate flavor lasting only about 10 to 15 seconds after the chocolate was gone. The final aftertaste was slightly to somewhat acidic.

Overall, we both rated this chocolate as a low ***.

You can purchase Bonnat Puerto Cabello online for $7.85 from Chocosphere.

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