March 28th, 2014 by Rosa
I’ve written about Mast Brothers Chocolate in several news posts on the blog, but this is my first time reviewing their wares. Mast Brothers is based in NYC, so I hadn’t been able to try them until now – thanks for carrying amazing chocolate bars, Cocoa Cinnamon!
I picked up three of their single origin bars: the Belize, the Madagascar, and the Papua New Guinea. Belize is up first.
The wrapper blurb: “From the Mayan jungles of southern Belize, this ground-breaking cooperative farms world-class, organic cacao. Notes of raisin, plum, and sarsaparilla.
This bar had the dullest surface look of the three bars that I tried. It broke with a sharp snap, and not always along its presegmented lines.
The texture of the bar was on the dry side. When I chewed it up, it felt like it had just lost its grittiness, and there was no tongue-coating melting feel. You can see the fine grit along the break in the image below.
The flavor of this bar was just incredible! A brightly fruity punch of raisin notes dominates the flavor profile and lingers throughout.
I was enthralled by how much flavor this bar brought from having only cacao and cane sugar on its ingredients list. A ZOMG!