Monday, August 06, 2007

chocolate review! Blanxart Dark Chocolate

Blanxart Dark Chocolate, 7 oz. (200 g)
Made in Spain

I received this from a very food-knowledgeable friend for my 30th birthday. What a treat!

As I've said in previous reviews, dark chocolates are wonderful if you can find a good one-- that is, one that's not waxy, flavorless, bitter or grainy. It's a tall order.

This is a very, very good dark. The scent is a strong, simple chocolate note. The flavor is true and rich. The finish is just as pure, with the slightest suggestion of warm vanilla. I'm someone who usually likes nuts and spices and things (except fruit!!) in my chocolate, and I enjoyed this a lot.

I've noticed that some dark chocolates can veer too much toward buttery, while others can break your teeth. This one has a nice snap-and-melt quality, though like all darks (and most other chocolates) the room and chocolate temperature has a lot to do with how you experience that.

Definitely worth a try if you're in the mood for a high-quality, straightforward chocolate. Enjoy!