Sunday, April 7, 2013

Macrobar + bacon - April 7, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

GoMacro Inc.
Sunflower Butter and Chocolate Macrobar
Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) in 1/2 bar / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 130 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $2.89 (estimate)
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Today was the last day (Day #7) of Chocolate and Pig Theme Week.

I paired a Sunflower Butter and Chocolate Macrobar from GoMacro Inc. (Viola, WI) with a piece of Christine's bacon toffee (also from Wisconsin) that yielded satisfying bits of smokey bacon flavor.

The vegan, macrobiotic and non-GMO Macrobar was chewy, malty and not overly sweet. Other more nuanced flavors I tasted: sunflower seeds and cinnamon. As for the chocolate, the organic, fair trade chocolate liquor incorporated into this bar was very subtle.

Unholy Matrimony
Yes, other than sharing the same home state of Wisconsin, today's health-conscious GoMacro bar had nothing whatsoever to do with bacon, or bacon encased in sugar (bacon toffee). And, in fact, I apologize if I offended anyone.

But, every once in awhile, I enjoy experimenting, bringing unlikely items together in unholy matrimony. Sometimes these odd couplings can yield surprising results. These two items would be fine on a shared dessert plate, but more chocolate would help ignite the "delicious" combination spark.

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