Yesterday’s entry in “Bad Chocolate Week” was actually edible. Intriguing. But, given how terrible the plain milk chocolate by Cote d’Or was, I figured the next entry for “Bad Chocolate Week” could be their dark chocolate: Noir de Noir, purportedly 54% cacao.
The bar is vanilla-heavy, with a very, very slight earthy undertone at the end. I suspect that Cote d’Or is using vanilla to mask inferior cacao bean flavor, a hallmark of subpar chocolate making, but they are at least successful in covering up any offensive flavors.
The texture is a bit dry, and the bar is fairly sweet. Put all of that together, and you have a dry dark chocolate bar that tastes like sugar and vanilla. It’s not bad, but it’s not good.
Perhaps this could be “Not Good Chocolate Week.”
Nah. Some of the other stuff has been pretty bad.
Have you had anything by Cote d’Or? Would you say it is “bad” or “not good”?