What We’re Eating: Michel Cluizel Mangaro Noir

Bar of the Week, Bean to Bar, Madagascar / Friday, May 25th, 2012

Madagascar is always one of my favorite regions. I love sampling it to people and watching the disbelief in their eyes at the flavor profiles hidden within. It is often where I steer the reluctant dark chocolate eater because the underlying notes are so pleasant and interesting many can hardly believe it is dark chocolate. Cluizel’s Mangaro Noir 65% is no exception to this rule.

Michel Cluizel Cru de Plantation Mangaro 65% Dark Chocolate

It is not surprising that this bar has quite a few awards under its belt. The wonderful chocolaty aroma greets you immediately upon opening the packaging, followed by a smooth texture with sweet, tart cherry notes that are woven perfectly through this intense chocolate experience. Hints of coffee and exotic spices round out this pleasingly mellow bar. Not one to beat you over the head with the classic Madagascar flavors, this bar is chocolate through and through. Why not stop by and try it some time? We will be sampling all day Saturday but if you’d rather, stop by any time and ask for a taste. You won’t be disappointed.

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