Sunday, June 10, 2012

Escazú Costa Rica 65% cacao

Sharply bitter with a long aftertaste.  Earthy flavors dominate, with nutmeg.  6.5

I previously  reviewed the Escazu Carenero Venezuela 81% cacao that I picked up on my trip to Raleigh, the home town for Escazú.  I was not able to buy the Costa Rica 65% bar at their store, but I was able to find it at one of my go-to chocolate stores here in the city, Chocolate Covered in Noe Valley.

I like this bar a little more than the Venezuela bar, but not a lot more.  There are no nibs in this bar, but the surface has the same flaws -- small mold errors.  I'm glad I had a chance to compare this to the 81%, but I have the same bottom line reaction to this bar.

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