Thursday, May 31, 2012

ChocolateBet: May 31, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

Amy's Kitchen Inc.
Andy's Candy - Crunchy bar
Good +
Weight: 1.5 oz. (43 g.)
Calories: 220 calories
Cost: $2.79
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

Amy's new Crunchy English Toffee with Almonds in Dark Chocolate bar was part of a new line of Andy's Candy bars. (According to the label, the name was a tribute to Amy's father, Andy.) The package contained two smaller bars or pieces, making it easy to share -- assuming you share chocolate.

The dark chocolate coated bar(s) were filled with a thick section of crunchy toffee with small bits of almond. It was good, and crunchy as advertised, although a little sweeter than what I prefer these days. It will be just right for someone with a sweet tooth who enjoys toffee or caramel.

Today was Day #1 of Chocolate and Toffee Theme Week.

ChocolateBet: May 30, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

Earthsource Organics
Righteously Raw
Rose Bar - Maqui
Good +
Weight: .77 oz. (22 g.) in 1/3 bar / 2.3 oz. (66 g.) total bar
Calories: 120 calories in 1/3 bar
Cost: $5.79
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

A bite of this Righteously Raw Rose Bar from Earthsource Organics (San Diego, CA), revealed layers of flavor -- first, red raspberry powder, then a hint of roses, as part of an interesting truffle "superfood" filling that contained maqui berry powder.

The Rose Bar was gluten, soy and dairy free with no refined sugar; it was sweetened with agave nectar instead. The bar's taste and rosey pink color (brightened a bit by red beet powder) came from rose hips, pink rose powder and Palma Rosa oil. Other organic ingredients included brown rice powder and coconut oil. 
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