Monday, July 23, 2012

ChocolateBet: July 23, 2012

Chocolate of the Day:

Patric Chocolate
Rio Caribe Superior dark chocolate with nibs and sea salt bar
Very Good - Very Good +
Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) total bar
Calories: 166 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $12.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, in Palo Alto, CA

Today's Rio Caribe Superior bar from Patric Chocolate, made with cacao from the Paria Peninsula in Venezuela, contained a liberal sprinkling of crunchy cacao nibs on the back side, and a subtle dash of sea salt. A great choice for a hike along the California coastal trail and a lunch stop at a sandy beach along the Pacific Ocean.

This 70% bar, available exclusively through The Chocolate Garage in Palo Alto and nick-named the "Rio Crunch" bar, was made with just four, high-quality ingredients: cacao, cane sugar, cocoa butter and sea salt. A relatively light touch on the sugar shaker allowed the complex flavors of the chocolate to shine through -- such as a hint of olive.

Today was Day #5 of Crunchy Chocolate Theme Week.

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