Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Granada Chocolate Company - Salty-Licious bar - April 8, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

The Grenada Chocolate Company
Salty-Licious bar - Himalayan salt in 71% chocolate
Very Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.)/ total bar
Calories: 72 calories
Cost: $6.00 total bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, in Palo Alto, CA

Today's organic dark chocolate "Salty-Licious" bar from The Grenada Chocolate Company (Hermitage, St. Patrick, Grenada) was rich, and almost sparkled with complex flavors -- with notes including what I can only describe as "jungle" and light, fragrant tobacco.

Made with Himalayan salt -- a version of this bar made with Caribbean sea salt may be available in the future.

The Salty-Licious bar was made from Grenadian Trinitario cocoa beans -- tree to bar -- in country, by a cooperative of farmers. Solar energy helps power the factory.

Today was Day #9 of Chocolate and Salt Theme Week. 

ChocolateBet: April 7, 2012

Chocolate of the Day:

Petits Carres au Chocolat/P'tit Carre au Chocolat
(Imported by Desirs de Provence)
Chocolat au Lait - Fleur de Sel de Guerande
Good - Good +
Weight: .31 oz. (8.8 g.) / 2.82 oz. (80 g.) total bar
Calories: 46.5 calories (estimate)
Cost: $9.95 total bar
Purchased from: TWG Tea, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Today was Day #8 of Chocolate and Salt Week. This Petits Carres au Chocolat, milk chocolate (33%) with Guerande sea salt* bar from France, was attractively packaged and designed -- with a wrapped in burlap look. Salt was sprinkled on the back of the bar. The chocolate itself was smooth, but the cacao flavor(s) were diluted a bit from the powdered milk, soy lecithin, vanilla and aroma ingredients.

*Guerande sea salt comes from a salt marsh region in Western France (peninsula area on Atlantic coast), in a protected area, where salt has been collected centuries.
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