Saturday, August 3, 2013

Banana + Cayenne bar - Aug. 3, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Antidote chocolate
Banana + Cayenne bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 195 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: N/A - sample
Purchased from: N/A - sample from The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today's Banana + Cayenne bar from Antidote Chocolate (New York / Made in Ecuador with Arriba Nacional beans) was made with part raw and part roasted cacao -- yielding a good balance of both flavor (brought out with roasting) and nutritional content (preserved in the raw chocolate because raw cacao is not heated or processed above a certain temperature).

Bits of dried banana and cayenne pepper (that showed up at the end of each bite) enlivened the 77% cacao dark chocolate base. The bits of banana added some authentic tasting, chewy texture and the cayenne gave the bar's finish a lively kick.

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Banana Theme Week.

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