E. Guittard – Nocturne (91%)

Mmmm “Pure Extra Dark Chocolate…” and with 91% cocoa content, that is definitely the case. Guittard, company based in San Francisco CA, prides themselves on making quality chocolate from natural ingredients and in the traditions passed down through the family over generations. The Nocturne bar, according to the company website, contains a blend of 7 different types of cacao beans. As I read the website description after eating it, I was excited to see that the flavors listed are the same things I was tasting!

The chocolate doesn’t smell especially bitter, in fact, it has a sweet cocoa aroma. It bursts on the tongue with a slightly acidic bitterness, which as it melts develops fruity notes, like tart cherry. The texture is not as smooth as I like it, it is a bit crumbly, which may be due to a relatively low cocoa butter content.

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