Tasting Notes: Cocoa, Caramel & Brown Butter
Love, love, love 💕 at first bite! Upon tasting this bar for the first time, I knew it had to be part of the Barometer Chocolate collection. This 70% dark chocolate bar is an irresistible masterpiece…both elegant and cozy at the same time. The mouthfeel is so voluptuous, akin to that of a Belgian milk chocolate. The flavor is deep and rich. in short, it’s a small taste of heaven.
This is a classic chocolate lover’s chocolate bar with chocolate cake and caramel notes. There’s even a hint of toasted cinnamon raisin bagel as the flavor unfolds. I tasted this Brown Butter bar recently with a friend and she said, “Oh, this bar is a whole dessert! You don’t need anything more!” And she is spot on with that observation!
Fine flavor beans from Zorzal Cacao in the Dominican Republic pair beautifully here with the luscious creaminess of Highlawn Farm’s Berkshire award-winning butter.
- World Silver - International Chocolate Awards 2021-2022
- World Silver - International Chocolate Awards 2020-2021
- Americas Silver - International Chocolate Awards 2021-2022
- Academy of Chocolate Silver Winner 2022
- Academy of Chocolate Silver Winner 2021
- Good Food Award Finalist 2021
Zorzal Cacao is a renowned 1,019 acre farm, fermentary and bird sanctuary located near the northern shore of the Dominican Republic.
Cacao experts partner with farmers in the pre and post harvest practices, and the resulting beans produce flavorful, crowd-pleasing chocolate bars!
And now, meet Tom and Monica, your Goodnow Farms chocolate makers!
Tom and Monica Rogan, the excellent team behind Goodnow Farms Chocolate, have developed friendships with the cacao farmers whose fine flavor beans they meticulously source. This dynamic duo follows the beans, traveling directly to origin to secure outstanding, flavor-packed cacao.They’ve learned so much about post harvest practices and often request that their farmer partners ferment and dry the beans according to their custom specifications.
Tom and Monica pay significantly more than Fair Trade prices to ensure that farmers earn fair wages and engage in sustainable practices.
Another reason why Goodnow Farms Chocolate is utterly superb is the fresh-pressed single origin cocoa butter that Tom and Monica incorporate into their bars. Many chocolate makers do not press their own cocoa butter, but these dedicated makers go above and beyond the standard to provide an authentic single origin experience, with cacao beans and butter hailing from the same terroir. This labor of love results in a rich, lusciously flavorful chocolate.
Every bar is lovingly made and wrapped by hand at the Rogans’ 225 year-old farm on Goodnow Road (named after one of the town’s first settlers) in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
- Ingredients: Single Origin Zorzal Cacao Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Fresh Pressed Single Origin Cocoa Butter, Butter
- Net Weight: 55 g./ 1.94 oz.
- Country of Origin: USA