Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Theo Hazelnut Crunch bar - April 10, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

Theo Chocolate
Hazelnut Crunch bar
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 2 oz. (57 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 330 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $3.25 total
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Strawberry Village shopping center, Mill Valley, CA

Today was the third day of Chocolate and Hazelnut Theme Week. Nuts can be effectively blended with chocolate in so many ways: roasted, toasted, crushed, made into a hazelnut butter or spread or mousse.

Today's Hazelnut Crunch bar from Theo Chocolate (Seattle, WA), incorporated tiny, crunchy pieces of hazelnut brittle into an Organic, "Fair for Life" certified milk chocolate (45% cacao) bar base.

These tantalizing bits of hazelnut brittle captured my full attention. I felt I was playing hide-and-seek with an interesting flavor note. With each nibble, I wondered, was I tasting molasses? Or was it ginger molasses cookie; cinnamon; or maybe brown sugar? It mattered not. It was a great milk chocolate bar.

I found this Theo bar at a great little shop, SweetE Organic, tucked away in the back of Strawberry Village Shopping Center, north of San Francisco. Thank you Elana for continuing to stock great sweets and chocolates, with a healthy twist.

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