Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nói Siríus 70% Extra Dark Chocolate

Manufacturer: Nói Siríus
Cocoa Content: 70%
Manufacturer Website
Rating: B-

The fourth and final chocolate from my recent trip to Whole Foods is a 70% cocoa dark chocolate from Noi Sirius. Nói Siríus is a chocolate maker from Iceland, which adds to my curiosity about this product. I can't say I've ever had food from Iceland before. The packaging is pretty unique too. The chocolate bars (there are 2 in the package) are wrapped in wax paper, which is then wrapped in the product's outer label.

The chocolate bar has a nice firm snap to it. The color is a very dark brown, with a lot of redness visible on the snap line. The nose has a distinctive aroma of coconut, with a bit of vanilla detectable as well. The main flavors I detect are bitter chocolate notes and peanut butter. There is a thick, creamy mouthfeel that adds to the peanut butter sensation as well. There is virtually no acidity to note here. The finish seems to cling to the tongue with roast peanut notes as well as bitter chocolate/espresso notes. Chewing the chocolate brings some vanilla flavors to the mix. Not a bad chocolate, but seems a bit flat to me due to the lack of acidity.

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