There is chocolate, and then there is chocolate. I simply can’t compare drugstore chocolate to artisan chocolate, where the purest, deepest, darkest chocolate is crafted into bars. Their edible creations easily warrant the title of ‘premium.’ Amano ranks among this select group of artisans, and I was honored when three of their dark chocolate bars arrived in a beautiful package on my doorstep.
Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars are Single Origin and Handcrafted
Honestly, I have always been a simple chocolate nibbler. I give bars a thumbs up or down, without considering the different flavors. However, Amano prompted me to really taste the difference. Oddly enough, I didn’t even visit the Amano website or read the labels on the bars until after I’d sampled them. I was impressed with how my experience as an amateur cacao taster matched up to their writing. If that isn’t handcrafted to perfection, then I don’t know what is!
All three of these dark chocolate bars were 70% cacao (minimum), so I expected them to be comparable experiences. Oh how wrong I was. From the first bite I could truly taste what single origin meant. Each bar had its own nuances, whether it be fruity, smoky, bold, or soft.
Of the single-original bars that I sampled, I think the Madagascar capture my taste buds most overall. But they each provided a delicious and unique experience. Their selection also changes based on where they source their chocolate, but the ingredients are typically made with the following ingredients: Cocoa beans, Pure cane sugar, Cocoa butter, and Whole Tahitian vanilla beans.
The Facts on Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars
Price: $7.95 per 3-ounce bar
Availability: You can order direct from the company’s website or via Amazon.
Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars we sampled are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Amano Artisan Chocolate website at www.amanochocolate.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
These are truly a gift-worthy experience. Very high-quality, excellent chocolate. I just wish they were priced for everyday treats!