We tried the last Icelandic omNom bar I found in Seattle. This one was made with cacao from Madagascar.
This bar was really sweet. Too sweet for my tastes, really. I liked its singular note, the bright almost metallic flavor that I now associate with chocolate from Madagascar. But I preferred omNom’s Tanzania and Nicaragua bars better, since they were less sweet and had more stand-out chocolate flavor.
Note: this bar is made in Iceland with cacao from Madagascar, so I tagged both countries.
We tried another omNom single origin bar I found in Seattle.
I liked this bar. It was richly chocolate and had that interesting twang of an aftertaste that I have noticed before in cacao from Tanzania. But somehow it tasted like it had milk in it too, with a creaminess to it, so I think their Nicaragua bar was better for its dark chocolate taste.
Note: this bar is made in Iceland with cacao from Tanzania, so I tagged both countries.
I found a store in Seattle that sold a whole line of single origin dark chocolate bars from omNom, and I wanted to see if these bars tasted better than their burnt barley bar. I started with their Nicaragua bar.
This bar was very good. It was dark and rich, and its single origin note tasted like figs (thanks to my co-worker Dini M. for that fast and accurate identification). I loved the label too, covered with crocodiles and wrapped in a wolf head logo.
Note: this bar is made in Iceland with cacao from Nicaragua, so I tagged both countries.
I returned to Seattle for a long weekend, and Robert and I went to Intrigue Chocolate again for more of their truffle bites.
This time we tried the mocha and the cacao nib flavors. The mocha was just what I expected: dark rich chocolate with a nice roasted coffee flavor. It was delicious. And the cacao nib was fantastic too. A dark chocolate truffle with extra richness from ground cacao nibs. It was super chocolatey.
Honestly, if you are in the downtown Seattle area, you should try some of these truffle bites. They are wonderful.
I tried my last Brasstown bar.
This bar was quite good, and it had nice tangy aftertaste, more fruity than metallic. It was 70% cacao like their Peruvian bar, but its singular note was more like their Ecuadorian bar. Overall, I ranked this bar as their second best, with Ecuador the clear winner.
I tried another Brasstown bar.
This bar was a good bar, but after Brasstown Ecuador, I found this bar to be too sweet. Plus, its notes were just “fruity”, with none of the nuances of the Ecuadorian bar. Like I said, this was a good bar, but I think trying Ecuador first may have spoiled me.
One more Brasstown bar to go!
I found this new (to me, at least) brand of chocolate inside the Intrigue Chocolate shop in Seattle.
This bar was delicious! It was very chocolatety (expected for 75% cacao) and the singular notes were strong! I thought it tasted citrus-like, but my co-workers also noted honey, fruity and metallic notes. Everyone liked it.
I especially loved the INSIDE of the label.
I love old maps, and I also love the sepia style of the artwork. It reminds me of my old game, Arcanum. We used lots of similar art in the manual and the game itself.
I bought two more of these bars, both from different countries, so expect more Brasstown reviews!