Single Source chocolate collection, Madagascar 64% semisweet chocolate bar.
Another website that doesn't offer a ton of information about their specific products. All I know for sure is that this is part of a collection of single origin bars that Burdick's makes. I have reviewed the Grenada bar so far, and have the Venezuela bar to go.
Type: Semisweet, 64%
Bean Varietal: Unknown
Sample Size: 3.5 oz 100g
Appearance: Smooth, Shiny and glossy, a little bit matted in placed from the plastic wrapper, simple molding.
Snap: Deep, firm snap. Deep, but not crisp snap sound. Clean break lines.
Aroma: Big roasted cocoa, a little bit smokey, woody, fruity, sweet and sugary.
Taste: Sweet, roasted cocoa, tangy, orange citrus notes, bright cherries, and wood.
Texture: Smooth, moderately creamy, medium melt time.
I enjoyed this quite a bit. I think more sugar and lower cocoa percentages help tame a lot of the stringency and tartness Madagascar beans tend to have. Made it much more fruit forward and bright cherries came through.
It's pretty straight forward chocolate on the aroma and taste. It has all the classic hallmarks of Madagascar beans with the wood, and tart citrus notes, but the sweet and creamy texture make it fruitier and very enjoyable.
I have liked just about everything I have had from Burdick's. From their hot chocolate, to their truffles and their single origin bars. My only suggestion to them would be to include more information on their website about their products. Ingredients and more in depth information on the sources these beans are coming from.
Final Score: 94.4