These two bars from Omnom illustrate beautifully the differences between dark and milk craft chocolate.
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ABOUT THE BARS
The 66% bar is wonderfully fruity, and a perfect example of a Madagascan dark chocolate. Made with beans from Bertil Åkesson, it has a balance between acidity and jammy notes that you would expect from Madagascan beans. However, we detect a slight sharpness with hints of cherry instead of the more familiar berry notes.
The milk bar is a wonderful contrast to Omnom’s dark chocolates. They’ve coaxed wonderfully mellow caramel notes from the beans, to produce a standout milk chocolate. Often milk chocolate doesn’t have as clean a snap, and this intensely sweet, silky bar is sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth. We also think you can detect some of the characteristic slightly fermented texture of the Icelandic milk in this bar.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Omnom is one of Iceland’s first small batch artisan chocolate makers. Co-founder Kjartan Gislason worked as a chef across Europe for nearly two decades before discovering the bean to bar chocolate movement that was starting in the USA. As a chef, Kkartan was already familiar with single estate chocolate produced by Valhrona, but even he was amazed when saw the flavours and textures that could be achieved at such a small scale.
Omnom’s passion for making chocolate for the lesser served Icelandic palette shines through in their unique flavour combinations. When we first tasted the milk chocolate, we detected hints of the fermented milk so often found in this northern nation. Never one to shy away from bold flavour pairings, their truly unique combination of chocolate and liquorice is a best seller in its native Iceland.