Amedei Tuscany Chocolate Chuao 70% Dark Chocolate Bar Review by Victoria Cooksey

Visiting the Amedei Tuscany booth at the NW Chocolate Festival this past weekend reminded me that I still needed to post a review of their Chuao bar that I had awhile ago.  Chuao cacao is a rare form of Criollo that comes from Venezuela.

When I first starting eating Chuao bars it took me awhile to get use to them because they taste so different from the chocolate bars so many of us grew up eating.  I find Chuao to often be very rich, and earthy which may take you a little time to get used to eating, so I suggest eating 2 squares, wait a few days, eat two more, etc.  Keep taking notes on what you taste because I bet you’ll get more each time you try one of these bars.  Enjoy!

Amedei Tuscany Chuao 70% dark chocolate bar:

Color:  Dark brown.

Nose:  Orange blossom, earthy.

Texture;  Smooth, medium bodied mouth feel, melts fairly quickly.

Taste:  Tobacco, cherry, coffee, oak, quality pie crust, touch of black pepper.

Finish:   Long finish, light acidity, tobacco, and coffee notes continue to the end.

Have you tried this, or any other Chuao bars?  What are your thoughts on them?

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Note: This review first appeared in my original Blogspot site on 11-14-16.

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