Thursday, January 5, 2017

Chocolate review: El Rey Chocolate Oscuro Apamate 73.5% Cacao

The features on El Rey chocolates continues with this first post of chocolates for 2017. This one is about another dark chocolate from the pack of El Rey's we got as a gift last year.

El Rey's dark chocolate Apamate claims 73.5% cacao
Details on the chocolate at the back of the package
Nutrition information includes an emphasis on ingredients like polyphenols, which are antioxidants, phenethylamines, which affect the moods ("love", "happy"), and flavonoids, which are also antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. These three have contributed a lot to chocolates being tagged as health food.
Information on the cacao - where it is grown in Venezuela
This dark chocolate is smooth and with a cacao content at 73.5% is just the right blend in terms of bitterness and sweetness. It is up there in terms of the really good chocolates (dark) that we have enjoyed. Is it better that the other El Rey chocolates I've written about? Perhaps not necessarily so. Liking or preferring one  over the others can be quite tricky or even unfair because a different person would also likely prefer one chocolate over the others. I would be partial to the dark chocolates while others may prefer the whites. As it is, each bar would have its own unique taste and should probably be compared to other chocolates of other brands.

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