Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mole bar - April 24, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Casa de Chocolates
Mole bar
Good +
Weight: 1.445 oz. (40.85 g.) / 2.89 oz. (81.7 g.) total bar
Calories: 215 calories (estimate) for 1/2 bar
Cost: $7.00 for one bar
Purchased from: Casa de Chocolates table at the Chocolate Salon, San Francisco, CA

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Latin America Theme Week.

There are many variations on the ground spice blend that is mole. Most people are familiar with mole sauce that is served with chicken and other savory dishes. The deep brown version of this sauce usually contains cocoa, giving it a rich, earthy, spicy flavor.

Today's Mole dark chocolate (61% cacao) bar from Casa de Chocolates (Berkeley, CA) was made with 11 spices and chiles -- and contained almonds and pumpkin seeds. This bar was also vegan and gluten free.

This bar had a sweet, spicy kick to it that intensified toward the end. The chocolate base was smooth and not overly strong or acidic, so the spices occupied center stage with this offering.

Note: posts and photos will be delayed this week due to travel. However, the daily chocolate eating will continue.

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