Friday, January 18, 2013

sweetriot - Dark Chocolate with Coconut bar - January 18, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

sweetriot, Inc.
Pure 70% Dark Chocolate with Kickin' Coconut bar
Weight: .7 oz. (20 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 126 calories in 1/5 bar
Cost: $5.50 total bar
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Strawberry Village, Mill Valley, CA

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

Sarah and the rioters, of sweetriot (New York, NY), wanted to create a company that would change the world. So, care was taken to support and source fair trade, organic chocolate from Latin America, as well as organic fair trade vanilla extract, and organic dried coconut - a veritable riot of little shreds in each bite of this dark (minimum 70% cocoa solids) bar.

This Kickin' Coconut bar was kosher, vegan, and contained no gluten or dairy ingredients. And, as an added mindful flourish -- bar packaging contained reproductions of original artwork from "emerging artists" (in this case a painting by artist, Claudia Capelle. (See also for additional colorful works of art by various artists.)

The bittersweet chocolate tasted much sweeter than 70% (cocoa solids) in part because of the high coconut content (18%). In many cases, dark chocolate will dominate other flavors and inclusions in bars or confections. However, in this case, the coconut riot was swirling around my taste buds.

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