Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Orange Hibiscus bar - June 11, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Trader Joe's
Dark Chocolate Bar - Orange Hibiscus
Good - Good +
Weight: .75 oz. (21.2 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 120 calories in .75 oz. (21.2 g.) piece
Cost: $9.99 for 7-bar tasting pack
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, Menlo Park, CA

Today's citrus fruit and floral-forward bar was part of a Trader Joe's (Monrovia, CA) Dark Chocolate Tasting Odyssey pack of 7 different bars (a seasonal item from earlier in the year).

Orange is a good match with hibiscus and chocolate, and this Orange Hibiscus 70% cacao bar was no exception. The bar was infused with a "floral and fruity tea, mingled with orange (oil) and hibiscus (tea and powder) flavors." Other ingredients that added to this refreshing bouquet included: elderberry, apples, rosehip peels, kiwi, dried strawberry pieces, sunflower petals, rose petals and cornflower petals.

Fruit and floral, indeed. The dark chocolate base had a balanced profile, without any overpowering notes, allowing the tea or other flavor additions to shine through.

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Hibiscus Theme Week. 

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