I may or may not have previously mentioned that I’m a sucker for chocolate made from Venezuelan cacao. Assuming it’s not poorly done. I’ll almost always pick up a Venezuelan-origin bar when I see one, and after hearing Candice discuss how divine Amedei’s bars are, I had to pick up the Amedei 70% Venezuelan single origin bar when I spied it at Biagio.
The bar features simple packaging, with appreciably more information about Amedei’s other offerings inside.
But for now, let’s focus on the chocolate inside this carefully wrapped package, a light-colored bar – so light that it nearly resembled milk chocolate – with a very strong aroma of bananas and smoke.
The flavor of this bar builds nicely, beginning with citrus and a hint of cherry, giving way to a notable banana flavor later on and a slightly bitter earthy note near the end. This complex, slowly-developing harmony of flavors is made possible by the long, slow melt that is quite smooth. No flavor is overwhelming, and the bar is just sweet enough to prevent the citrus notes from being overly sour.
Balanced and smooth. Divine. Find some of this.
Have you ever had a bar by Amedei? How was it?