Lemon Ginger bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 2.5 oz. (71 g.) total bar
Calories: 322 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $N/A - sample
Purchased from: N/A - Nuttyness
Today was the 6th Day of Chocolate and Lemon Theme Week.
This Lemon Ginger, chocolate covered, marzipan bar from Nuttyness, LLC (Oakland, CA) was a great bar to pack up for lunch today.
Founder and "Chief Nuttyness Officer," Kristian Salvesen, grew up in Norway, and had fond memories of marzipan from childhood. After living in California for some time, he realized that he could create his own high-quality version of the almond fragranced candy with flavors (such as lemon and ginger).
The marzipan in this bar was made from blanched almonds (from California) ground into a paste with a bit of bitter almond oil. (I liked that this marzipan was not overly sweet.) Lemon zest and organic ginger were added to this doughy almond mixture that had a texture that was just right: not too dry, and not too syrupy. And the bar was wrapped in a smooth coat of dark chocolate.
Chocolate, lemon and ginger sounded like a nice triad of flavors -- dark chocolate and ginger pair well together, as do chocolate and lemon. The dark chocolate and nutty almond flavors in this bar were made more interesting by a sparkle of tart/sweet lemon and a warm zing of ginger. For those who are sensitive to foods like ginger and cilantro, you may experience a very slight soapy flavor note.
This chunky bar could be sliced, and served on a small plate for a lunch, after school, holiday or picnic dessert; or it could be eaten right out of the wrapper, anytime.