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I was expecting nothing, but I falled in love with the taste and texture! Complexity is there, but the key role here is just plain fun!
I purchase all kinds of chocolate for my son but this Old School Dark 66% is the only one he actually eats!!! He absolutely loves it. When I found out how much he enjoyed it I got him a couple of packages for his birthday. Highlight of the day!
SOMA's Old School Dark is so dang delish!
Due to the way it's minimally made, it has a textured unique mouthfeel.
So try it, I really think you'll love it!
I think by far this is the most special chocolate I have ever tried and I do like it a lot. If you are searching for smth new, you should try this one. Consistency is harsh and this is the part I like about the chocolate the most. It tastes row and natural. Flavor is very intense too. Plus it looks pretty different from the regular smooth chocolates - you can see the rough texture.
The texture is extremely coarse and the bar looks like a baked brownie. Sunshine scents: flowers, apricot, and wild strawberries.
Each bite makes you think about "Torrone duro alle mandorle" (almond nougat). But the texture gets better reminding honey crunchy shards. The flavor is a glorious mix of light muscovado sugar, sacher torte, and wild strawberry jam. My feelings towards Madagascar's origin just evolved in pure love. You can actually eat all "bar" in a blink! The only side note is the texture. The bar I purchased and tasted was actually hard like a rock...that is why 3 stars.
Collection title: Akesson Estate
Collection description: Perhaps one of the most famous origins in the world, Akesson’s Estate consists of several individual farms in northwestern Madagascar’s Sambirano Valley. The most prolific of these is certainly Bejofo Estate, which alone produces around 300 tons of cocoa each year. Over the last decade, Malagasy cacao (cacao grown on Madagascar) has earned a reputation for fruity, almost juicy cacao beans, which transform into some of the most unique chocolate in the world. All of the cacao grown on Akesson Estate is organic-certified.
Collection title: All Chocolate Bars
Collection title: Cacao Origin: Madagascar
Collection title: Canada Chocolate Makers
Collection title: Dark Chocolate
Collection title: Homepage Collection
Collection title: Latest Arrivals
Collection title: Plain Chocolate
Collection title: Sambirano Valley, Madagascar
Collection description: Perhaps the most famous growing region in the world, northern Madagascar's Sambirano Valley is known for its incredibly fruity cacao and aromatic herbs & spices. Over the past few decades three main plantations have popped up in the area to supply cacao to chocolate makers around the world, as well as some of the world's most valuable botanicals, namely vanilla, ylang-ylang, and essential oil extracts.
Collection title: Shop Bar & Cocoa
Collection title: SOMA Chocolatemaker
Collection description: Soma was founded by David Castellan and Cynthia Leung in 2003. A rarity in the industry, Soma are adept at both chocolate making, and also a fantastic chocolatier. At the time, ‘bean to bar’ chocolate wasn’t necessarily even a term! Anybody who knew how to make chocolate were those who worked for big chocolate companies. Soma was one of the first to tackle the micro batch chocolate bar production. Besides their wonderful line of chocolate bars, Soma also uses their chocolate to make ganache for truffles, and other chocolate treats. Soma's high quality chocolate bars have been awarded multiple times over the years. First starting off in a 400 square foot tiny corner of an old whiskey distillery, Soma now has two chocolate factories in Toronto, Canada.
Collection title: Soy Free Chocolate
Collection description: These chocolates do not list soy products as a main ingredient. Some of the chocolates say: "may contain traces of soy" where perhaps a very small amount may have come in contact with the food due to shared equipment or facility usage. Each product has icons that indicate whether a product is completely soy free or may contain traces.
Collection title: Variety-Trinitario
Collection title: Vegan Chocolate
Collection title: Women In Chocolate
Collection description: This collection highlights craft chocolate bars from women chocolate makers or women owned chocolate companies.