Saturday, February 18, 2012

ChocolateBet: February 18, 2012

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

1.) Landgarten
Pumpkin Choco-Snack
Good - Good+
Weight: 1.9 oz. (53.7 g.) in 1 package
Calories: 306 calories
Cost: $1.99
Purchased from: N/A - gift - Thank you Megan!

2.) Gnosis Chocolate
Passion Collection - Set of 3 pieces
Cupuacu truffle
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 148 calories (estimate)
Cost: $10.49 for 3-pc box
Purchased from: Gnosis Chocolate, New York, NY

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Seed Theme Week.

Yesterday I enjoyed the dark chocolate version of Pumpkin Choco-Snack(s) from Landgarten (Austria). Today, I sampled the company's milk Pumpkin Choco-Snack flavor -- roasted pumpkin seeds covered with 37% Belgian milk chocolate. No surprise, this version was quite a bit sweeter; it also had a slightly floral taste. You could still taste the pumpkin seeds though -- a definite plus.

I also tried the Cupuacu (aka Cupassao, and many other spellings) truffle from Gnosis Chocolate, one of a three-piece "Passion Truffle Collection" package that also included Wild Rose (made with white chocolate and topped with a rose petal), and Cherry Vanilla.

The Cupuacu is a tropical fruit that is a relative of the cacao tree. There is more fruit surrounding the seeds in a Cupuacu fruit than what can be found in cacao fruit (pods), and the seeds have a slightly different flavor. However, there are a few chocolate makers experimenting with making Cupuacu confections (e.g. Nat at Madre Chocolate in Hawaii) and making bars and truffles with it.

This Gnosis Cupuacu truffle also contained passion fruit -- and had a slightly smokey and mildly tart passion fruit flavor. These Gnosis truffles were made with no refined sugar, dairy, gluten or peanuts. They did contain cashew butter.

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