Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rose Salt + Lemon bar - June 25, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Antidote Chocolate, LIC (Tripple Red Corp)
Rose Salt + Lemon bar
Weight: .92 oz. (26 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) total bar
Calories: 153 calories in 4 squares
Cost: $N/A - sample
Purchased from: N/A - The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was the 5th day of Chocolate and Surprise Me Theme Week.

Surprise #1
My first chocolate choice for today (a hazelnut filled "Rose of the Dolomites" dark, flower-shaped chocolate from Loaker), turned out to have a wafer in it. Crunch. Surprise! (I don't eat wheat/gluten.) This led to a quick search to find an alternative chocolate.

Surprise #2
Fortunately, I'd been given a few sample chocolate bars from The Chocolate Garage (Palo Alto, CA) last night. Thank you Sunita for this nice surprise! And, one of these samples was a (gluten free) Rose Salt + Lemon 77% cacao dark chocolate bar from Antidote Chocolate (Long Island City, New York).

The rose salt and lemon flavors in this bar were subtle and quite nice, and a 50/50 blend of raw + roasted ("Arriba" cacao beans from Ecuador) gave the base chocolate more flavor than raw alone. And, even better, the added dark roasted flavor didn't overwhelm the inclusions (rose salt, lemon).

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