Up until now Doble has produced three lovely Puerto Cabello bars. The totally creamy 50%, the refined 72% and the brutish 100%, so its great to see them come out with a chocolate that continues to span the wide range of intensities and flavours people typically expect from a bar by introducing this 85%.
Although its a relatively 'green' chocolate in that there are more natural flavours coming through than heavily conched chocolate, it still is a very pleasant, interesting bar. I gave some early thoughts on it while the guys at Doble & Bignall were testing manufacturing profiles and I think it's even better now that it was in what I thought would be the final versions. Now there's much more of a cross-over of Bakewell Tart and Banoffee pie about it. The first bite may be a bit left-field for some, but the second and subsequent bites should offer a much different experience.
|Maker||Doble & Bignall|
|Ingredients||Cocoa beans, cane sugar & cocoa butter|
|Origin||Puerto Cabello, Venezuela|
|Dietary||Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.|
|Best Before||29/03/2017 Batch 192|
|Manufacturer's Tasting Notes||Creamy & Silky, Delicate flavours of orange & Banana with floral and villa notes|