Blanxart Chocolate Negro

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Blanxart is a chocolate company out of Spain — not the place that usually comes to mind when you think of chocolate.  I have to say that what drew me to this bar was the wrapper art.  As you can see from the photo, it’s a simple brown wrapper sporting an ancient looking woodcut.  Quite nice!

My husband was able to find the Dark Chocolate (Chocolate Negro — 62%) bar — it’s not a flat bar, but rather a  thick bar — is there a name for this?  At any rate, this did give me a bit of trouble since putting one "square" of chocolate in my mouth was a bit too much.  I see they have the flat type of bar too, so I’ll have to give those a try.

The bar was well tempered, but a bit rustic — the chocolate on the back of the bar wasn’t smooth.  This didn’t bother me though as the taste was very nice and the chocolate was smooth and flavorful.  It was quite sweet and had a hint of sourness that really rounded it out.  There was no harsh bitter flavors and the bar tastes simply of chocolate.  I also love that the ingredients are very simple here — Chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla, lecithin. 

Blanxart will definitely be on my shopping list in the future — a square or two are lovely with a cup of coffee and I’m eager to try some of their many other offering.  You can see more at the Blanxart website and it looks like you can purchase the  Blanxart Dark Chocolate Bar at Amazon — who knew!