Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pacari Lemongrass bar - June 12, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Pacari Chocolate
Lemongrass (bar)
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) total bar
Calories: 152 calories (estimate) for 1 oz. (28.3 g.) serving
Cost: $ N/A - sample
Purchased from: N/A - sample from Pacari Chocolate, San Francisco Fancy Food Show, San Francisco, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Hibiscus Theme Week.

Combining a few semi-tropical flavors together today, I sampled a refreshing Lemongrass flavored dark chocolate bar from Pacari Chocolate (Quito, Ecuador), with a small glass of hibiscus coconut tea (from Republic of Tea).

Ecuadorian, tree-to-bar, organic chocolate maker, Pacari Chocolate, included this Lemongrass* bar in the company's 4-bar, flavors of the Andes collection (that also included bars with Andean blueberries, pink salt from Cuzco, and merken chili and coriander). Bars were made from "pure Ecuadorian Arriba National Cacao" and were gluten free, dairy free, kosher and soy free.

These flavors conjured up spending time on a lazy summer afternoon in a hammock, enjoying sips of exotic iced tea, listening to the sound of a gentle breeze wafting through palm trees overhead. Not bad; not bad at all.

*Note: Lemongrass is also known as Hierba Luisa in Peru (citron verbena in Germany, and vervaine citronelle in some French speaking regions). The Lemongrass essence in this bar was delightful -- very fresh, not quite lemon, not quite herb. Somewhere in between.

1 comment:

Marisa said...

Wow. I want a bite of this one!!

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