About Pure Notes Dark Chocolatey 70%:
TCHO PureNotes™ exquisite dark chocolates are the purest expression of the cacao bean itself. As with wine, what you taste is precisely, and only, what’s in the bean. There are no added flavorings, only pure dark chocolate.
About Mokaccino Serious Milk + Blue Bottle Coffee:
Warm, roasted nuttiness and complex dried fruit notes from freshly roasted Blue Bottle coffee blend seamlessly with the dense caramel and cocoa notes in our SeriousMilk chocolate. Named Best Flavored Milk Chocolate in America by the International Chocolate Awards.
Both these bars were in my February Love with Food box.
In my February Love With Food box, I received two squares of chocolate. The first is a dark chocolate square: Pure Notes Dark Chocolatey 70%. This is an intense dark chocolate. A nice snap. I allowed the chocolate to melt on my tongue a little and I could taste notes of rich, dark fudge, reminiscent of a rich, creamy fudge that you might have drizzled over your ice cream in the really good ice cream parlors. I could also taste roasted notes, like a roasted nutty flavor.
This dark chocolate square reminded me a little bit of a really, really good Fujian black tea – rich, malty and even a little caramel-y. So much complexity within the layers of this chocolate.
The second square is a milk chocolate with coffee square: Mokaccino Serious Milk + Blue Bottle Coffee. Now, normally, I frown at coffee flavored things, but, this chocolate bar is quite yummy. I could happily devour one or more of these chocolate squares daily. The coffee notes bring out something extra in the chocolate, and it becomes a very full, rich, decadent flavor for the palate. Sweet, creamy, and indulgent … and reminds me of those mocha drinks I used to love but can no longer drink because I realized that coffee consumption causes me to feel sick a few hours later. Fortunately, I didn’t feel that way after I ate this chocolate square … the only thing I felt a little later is a desire that I had more chocolate!
My Final Thoughts:
These chocolate bars from Tcho were amazing. Then again, when is chocolate not amazing? But these were really, really good. The next time you’re looking for really, really good chocolate, you won’t go wrong with Tcho.