Friday, April 20, 2007

Sarotti No. 1 Java

The last of the five varieties in the No. 1 Series by Sarotti contains beans from the island of Java, and is presented as a milk chocolate bar at 33% cacao content. Like the others, the ingredients are quite good, as in a short list, just sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, cocoa mass, soya lecithin as an emulsifier, and vanilla flavour. Java has had cacao beans since Colonial times. In 1560 Spanish conquistadors brought varietal Criollo beans from Mexico to propogate. This bar is a fairly good milk chocolate, it melts well in the mouth. There is something about milk chocolate that I have noticed lately, however, an aftertaste that I don't like, perhaps the milk itself. I don't think that I would buy this bar again.

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