Thursday, August 28, 2008

Chocolate: Bucare

So, B calls to let me know he's on his way home. He says he "has something for me." He tried to be mysterious. I say, "Chocolate?!" Big sigh on his part. Like I would guess anything else.

He brings home El Rey Bucare 58.5% Dark Chocolate. The wrapper boasts using only Venezuelan cacao beans. It is a very sweet bar and at the same time holds a somewhat bitter dark chocolate taste. It has a strong taste, almost fruity to me because of the sugar, like a cross between a milk chocolate and a rich dark chocolate. Which is what it really is.

I've never declared that I was amongst the chocolate elite, the snobs. I certainly don't have the right terminology to describe the chocolate. Try this review. It has a picture of the bar's bright orange wrapper.

I didn't ask B how much he spent, I'm afraid to. Chocolate can get expensive, and price is one of the factors involved when deciding to buy, but I think I'd get it again. Part of the reason is I had to share the bar. Four 1 inch by 1 inch squares is not enough. Hey, now that I think about it he said he had something for me. I shouldn't have had to share! He owes me...


j. said...

I liked the website you linked to on this. I'm into chocolate, but I don't think I'd go as far as to sit with a glass of water and several one oz. pieces and try to tastes the subtle differences in them. I will, however look for this chocolate the next time I need a fix.


PurpleNepenthe said...

Cool beans! (pun intended, lol) I went back to the site and clicked on her link for other chocolate reviews. She has the Dagoba bar listed and liked it better than Bucare, but she chose the dark rather than milk. I think I'll have to get Dagoba dark for myself - am I turning into a dark chocolate fan?