After yesterday’s Indi Philippines bar, I wanted to try their Vietnam bar.
This bar is not just from Vietnam, it is from the Lam Dong province in Vietnam. With such a geographic locality, the bar is bursting with a singular note, a bright almost metallic aftertaste. It reminded me of the Marou bar I had earlier this year. That note is so distinctive!
My co-workers really liked this bar and how it tasted so different from the one yesterday. I am going to keep try Indi single origin bars for next week or so.
Our director Allen M. brought a second Vietnamese single origin bar to the office.
This was the companion bar to the 74% cacao bar from Vietnam. Surprisingly, with just a 4% cacao difference, it tasted very different than the other bar. It was deep and earthy, like a Peruvian bar. I am guessing that its cacao, while still from Vietnam, had a different local source. Still, it was very good and a nice complement to the 74% bar.
The director Allen M. from my publisher visited the studio and brought chocolate!
I have had one Vietnamese chocolate bar before, but it was milk chocolate and not very distinctive. Not true for this bar! It was very rich and had a bright singular note that reminded me of bars from Madagascar. It was absolutely delicious!
In late 2009, I found a bag with some chocolate labels that I had misplaced after a move. It contained some labels as old as four years, so some of the next posts will seem to have jumped back in time a bit. My apologies for the discontinuity.
My world traveler friend Lucy brought me back a bar from a trip to Vietnam in 2006.
I was excited to try chocolate from Vietnam for the first time, and as milk chocolate goes, it wasn’t bad. I must admit that I couldn’t taste anything distinguishing about it, so I suspect the cacao percentage was low. Still, this was a cool label to add to my collection!