El Rey ICOA White Chocolate

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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!

I purchased mine from Chocosphere, but you can also buy chocolate directly from the El Rey website.