February 18, 2012

Bonnat – Apotequil – Georg Bernardini

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Written by: Georg Bernardini

100 grams chocolate bar with thick pieces. I prefear a thin chocolate than this size.

Dark brown colour, shiny and almost perfect moulded.

The aroma is citrus fruits, fermantation and light peaty. This is nice, but nothing outstanding.

Fruity taste with notes of high roasted beans, lightly bitter. With 75% of cocoa solids strong, but due to the high content of cocoa butter not too strong. Bonnat add cocoa butter to all his chocolates. It makes the chocolate much smoother, with a better melt and snap.

Very nice melt, not sticky or greasy. The lenght is ok.

This bar is not the best of the Peruvian line. I worked myself with the Apotequil-beans. Very small and irregular beans whitch needs a very carful treatment. They need also a long conching time to be able to control the acidity.

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