Kallari Chocolate comes in three varieties — 85%, 75% and 70% cacao content — and while each bar uses the same organic, Ecuadoran chocolate, each is unique.
I started by tasting the 85% cacao bar and found it to be quite complex — smooth and inviting with a slow melt that was a bit dry, but not overly so. Fruit is present here, along with a nice earthy bitterness akin to coffee or smoked wood. The finish is clean and a touch sweet.
After that I moved to the 75% bar and here, the fruit really popped! Fresh, tropical fruit, vanilla and a comforting hint of caramel. The finish was fudgy and rich. Really lovely.
The 70% bar was sweet, bright — even more vanilla and caramel flavors shined through.
I think my favorite of the three bars was the 75% Cacao — a nice ballance between the bitterness, fruit and sweet caramel flavors. I’m very impressed by these bars and glad to see that organic, sustainable chocolate can be really excellent chocolate too. You can find out more about Kallari Chocoalte at their website.