Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Godiva 85% Extra Dark Santo Domingo Chocolate Bar

Manufacturer: Godiva
Cocoa Content: 85%
Manufacturer Website
Rating: A-

Next up from Godiva is a single-source chocolate bar from Santo Domingo. This 85% Extra Dark chocolate is ebony in color. The bar has a bitter kick up front, but the bitterness is not too overpowering. There is a moderate, well-balanced amount of acidity. This bar has a rich chocolate flavor with a wealth of complex undertones. Notes of hazelnuts, peanuts and espresso are present. There are earthy notes of tobacco, ash and leather. In addition, there are fruity notes of cherry and blackberry as well as a faint citrus note. Chewing the bar enphasizes the fruitiness with powerful notes of cherries and raspberries. The finish has lingering bitterness with peanut butter and espresso notes. The Godiva 85% Santo Domingo has a smooth, thick, mouth-coating texture.

The 85% Extra Dark Santo Domingo from Godiva has some deep chocolate flavor with some nice complexity. Although I still prefer chocolates in the 70% cocoa range, I have developed a significant appreciation for the complexity that opens up at the 85% level. Godiva has a real winner on their hands with this 85% cocoa bar. This one is highly recommended to my fellow dark chocoholics.


  1. totally agree! out of the park! trader joes has some gr8 chocolate too, tho, in the 85% "dark chocolate lovers bar" for 1/3 the price! this is denser though! I'll need to do side-by-side testing soon! -f

  2. I'm eating it right now and I love the dark chocolate. darker the better. It is very good but for 5 dollars for a 3.5 bar is too expensive at Top Foods