Now this is really something — a single origin white chocolate bar. It’s the El Rey ICOA White Chocolate Venezuelan Single Bean Origin Carenero Superior bar (isn’t that a mouthful?) and it’s incredible!
I had heard about this bar somewhere but didn’t have much luck locating it until recently. I’m always on the lookout for a good white chocolate and this one tops the list, ousting Green & Blacks from it’s spot at the top. The overwhelming flavor of this bar is chocolate — not sugar or milk or vanilla like most white chocolate. (I love the G&B’s because of the great vanilla flavor.) In fact, if you blindfolded me and gave me a square of this I might mistake it for milk chocolate, only better.
The bar is a lovely creamy yellow and smells like the finest cocoa butter — very chocolatey. As it melts on the tongue, it is quite creamy and gives off a faint coconut flavor. The vanilla notes complement the chocolate and the aftertaste has a subtle banana flavor.
If you want to try some fine white chocolate, pick up one of these bars. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!