Patric Chocolate focuses in micro-batch chocolate bars — going bean to bar. And as I continue to find, the whole "bean to bar" process results in the truly unique chocolate experiences. Patric Chocolate’s 70% Madagascar Sambrino Valley bar is no exception. It is almost completely different from other Madagascar chocolate I have had previously.
Out of the package, the bar showed just a bit of bloom, but was otherwise lovely and had a nice snap. As I broke off a piece of the aromatic chocolate and placed it on my tongue, citrus flavor literally burst in my mouth. So much so, that I puckered up a bit. I had to flip over the packaging to see if there was anything citrus added to the bar. No — just cocoa beans and sugar — very purist. It was really unlike anything I have ever tasted. The first flavor was overwhelmingly of tart grapefruit, followed by notes reminiscent of red wine. The chocolate melted smoothly and was a touch dry in the mouth. The lingering flavors are quite acidic with a hint of tea leaves.
If you want to try a unique chocolate bar, give Patric Chocolate a try. I received mine as a sample, but you can purchase them at the Patric Chocolate website.