A while back I reviewed some of Amano’s other chocolate bars and liked them quite well, so I was happy to hear that Amano wanted to send me their new Jembrana Bar — a 70% cacao chocolate bar made with beans form the island of Bali. Now, I can’t recall ever having had chocolate from Bali before, so this was a new experience for me.
The chocolate is well tempered and breaks off with a nice snap. The smell is warm, earthy and cozy. The pieces are the perfect size — something I really appreciate. Upon placing it on my tongue, I taste a brightness — somewhat fruity — and it starts to melt beautifully. This chocolate is not too dry, and not too thick and creamy — quite balanced. In the finish I taste pure chocolate with no bitterness and a pleasing sweetness.
Once again, a wonderful bar from Amano. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!