Archive for December, 2009

Aequare 70% Chocolate Bar

December 2nd, 2009 by Rosa

After I fell in love with Aequare’s 55% bar, how would their (free sample) 70% bar fare? Let’s find out, shall we?


Like the 55% (and all of Aequare’s bars), this bar is handmade from single-origin beans. Like all the bars currently for sale, it’s from their Quevedo, Ecuador grower’s summer 2008 harvest.

The 70% bar was wonderfully snappy. It had a luxuriously thick and smooth melt, surprising for a bar with such a high cacao percentage.

There’s a slight sweetness to the bar, but it is mostly dominated by strong, dry cocoa notes with hints of coffee. It’s extremely chocolatey, in a complex way.

I didn’t love the 70% as much as the 55% – the complexity just wasn’t as captivating – but I still greatly enjoyed it. An OM.

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Another reason to avoid licorice

December 1st, 2009 by Rosa

… besides the fact that I think it tastes like yuck. Via Jezebel, a new study that suggests that licorice could have harmful effects on a growing fetus. As my friend Steve pointed out in my last sensationalized headline post, how do people get funding for these types of rando studies?

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