Omnom Black n’ Burnt Barley

Omnom Black n’ Burnt Barley
Keywords: White/Black; Creamy/chewy; Salty; Burnt, Nutty

🔬Omnom Chocolate, an Icelandic company launched in 2013 and based in Reykjavik, is known for its quality and sometimes excentric bars (lakkris and sea salt; their Nicaragua milk just won gold at the international Chocolate Award – ICA). They launched this black bar earlier this year. It won silver at the ICA.

🍫 Typical stylish Omnom wrapper, black and white with ravens. The bar is pitch black, although it is technically speaking a white chocolate: cacao butter, cane sugar, milk powder, in which Omnom added roasted barley, barley malt, charcoal, lava salt, lecithin & polishing, sealing agents. ➡️A Michael Jackson bar.

đź‘…It is a strange bar, difficult to define. In terms of melt, it is creamy but quite sticky (covers the mouth) and there is chewiness brought by the puffed barley. Flavourwise, there is a balance between sweetness and saltiness that tilts towards the salty; I detect burnt & malt notes, and also the nutty notes of the roasted barley.

🕵️‍♀️ It is a weird bar. I am still at a loss to say whether I would buy it again. I do like its saltiness, it is really easy to nibble on. But honestly, in a blind tasting, I may have said it is a good industrial product. I need to take another piece…

(FR) Omnom Black n’ Burnt Barley
Mots clés: Blanc/Noir; Crémeux; Brûlé, malt, noix

🔬 Omnom est une compagnie islandaise fondĂ©e en 2013 Ă  Reykjavik et qui produit des tablettes de qualitĂ© et parfois un peu excentrique (lakkris et sel de mer). Sa Nicaragua au lait vient de gagner l’or au mondial de l’International Chocolate Awards. Cette tablette-ci a Ă©tĂ© crĂ©Ă©e cette annĂ©e. Elle a gagnĂ© l’argent lors de la mĂŞme compĂ©tition.

🍫 Le packaging est typique de ceux d’Omnom: stylĂ©, en noir et blanc avec dessins de corbeaux. La tablette en elle mĂŞme est noire bien que techniquement il s’agisse d’un chocolat blanc: beurre de cacao, sucre de canne, poudre de lait auxquels Omnom a rajoutĂ© de l’orge torrĂ©fie, du malt d’orge, du charbon, du sel de lave, des agents. ➡️ une tablette Michael Jackson.

đź‘… Ce chocolat est crĂ©meux et quasi collant (il couvre la bouche). Les graines d’orge torrĂ©fiĂ©es apportent un cĂ´tĂ© “mâchĂ©” aussi. CĂ´tĂ© saveurs, c’est une tablette Ă©trange. La balance entre le sucrĂ© et le salĂ© penche vers le salĂ©, il y a des notes de brĂ»lĂ©, de malt, un cĂ´tĂ© noix apportĂ© par l’orge.

🕵️‍♀️ Je n’arrive toujours pas Ă  savoir si j’en rachèterai. J’aime son cĂ´tĂ© salĂ©, ça se mange sans s’arrĂŞter. En mĂŞme temps, honnĂŞtement, dans une dĂ©gustation Ă  l’aveugle j’aurai peut-ĂŞtre dit qu’il s’agissait d’une tablette industrielle. Je vais en reprendre un bout pour y rĂ©flĂ©chir…

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