I’m usually pretty skeptical of marketing copy, so I when my contact at Sharffen Berger told me about the utter amazingness of their Tome Acu bar, I took it with a grain of salt.
Well, I’m a believer. And you know what, I will eat my words – as long as those words are made of Tome Acu chocolate.
This chocolate is absolutely extraordinary. It really does taste like pears and apples, reminiscent of ice wine. There might be some apricot in there, too. I swear, it even seems juicy.
The flavour profile is lovely: top notes of dark chocolate, followed by the freshness and fruitiness of the pear and apple. And then there’s a nice, long finish on the back of your tongue and throat, and the slightest tannic pucker on your tongue.
Dark chocolate is usually associated with darker flavours – if it had to be a wine, it would be a full-bodied red. Well, this Tome Acu bar is a chilled, late harvest Vidal icewine shared with friends after a marvelous dinner party.