Nathan Miller, Hoja Verde & Mashpi Chocolate Bar Reviews

Nathan Miller, Mashpi & Hoja Verde Chocolate Bars Pic in Port Townsend, WA

In the not to distant past Lauren Heineck of WKND Chocolate and Well Tempered Podcast shared these three chocolate bars with me.  I thought it would be fun to in turn share them (or at least my tasting notes) with all of you.

Nathan Miller 71% Guatemala

Color: Medium/dark brown.

Nose: Black tea, floral and jasmine.

Nathan Miller 71% Guatemala Dark Chocolate Bar

Texture: Good snap with a bit of a chalky finish.

Taste: Lychee, floral, passion fruit, salt, hay, cocoa, green banana and earthy.

Finish: A medium-length finish with green banana, oak and tannins.

Hoja Verde Organic 58% Chocolate & Quinua Ecuador 

Color: Medium brown with flecks of quinoa.

Nose: Quinoa, toast, smoke, milk chocolate and nutty.

Hoja Verde 58% Chocolate and Quinua

Texture: Crunchy texture meets smooth chocolate.

Taste: Quinoa, some sweetness, nutty and malt.

Finish: Short/medium length finish with tastes of hot cocoa and marshmallow at the end.

Mashpi Chocolate Organic Barra de Chocolate 80% Ecuador

Color: Dark brown.

Nose: Grape, oak and black currant.

Mashpi Chocolate Barra de Chocolate 80% Cacao

Texture: A touch crumbly and then smooth as it melts.

Taste: Vanilla, oak, grape, black plum, fig, slightly medicinal and black tea.

Finish: Medium length finish with oak, some tannins and a touch of sweetness.

Have you tried any of these maker’s bars?  What’s your favorite?

Victoria Cooksey