Trader Joes Chocolate Passport

December 23, 2012 - chocolate

In a word: yummy! In two words: yum-my!

An attractive, blue box with eight small (45g) bars of single origin chocolates, to serve as an exploration of tastes and textures from a wide variety of cocoa-producing regions: Ecuador, , , Peru, Dominican Republic, São Tome, Tanzania and Papua New Guinea are the chosen representatives.

All are in the sweet spot of dark , around 60% to 70% cocoa. No surprise, but I think my favorite is Venezuela. What makes this more fun and interesting is comparisons between two regions – such as Venezuela and Papua New Guinea – dark and floral to bright and fruity – for example.

Now we just to find something like this with single sourced peppers and spices to determine the ultimate chocolate…

› tags: african / dark chocolate / guatemala / single source / venezuela /