Bees and Beans
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .3 oz. (8.6 g.) / 1.8 oz. (52 g.) in total bar
Calories: 45 calories (estimate) in 1/6 bar
Cost: $5.00 (estimate) in 1 bar
Purchased from: Bi-Rite Market, San Francisco, CA
Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Honey Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Mint Theme Week.
Mint and dark chocolate is a classic combination. Done right, this pairing is wonderful, refreshing and sophisticated. This (seasonal) Mint Bar from Bees and Beans (Portland, OR) was done right. It contained a great blend of fresh flavors -- a 70% dark chocolate shell enveloped a creamy, honey-kissed, natural tasting mint fondant center.
Bees and Beans founder Faith Dionne has made a line of small-batch artisan candy bars that incorporate fresh, local ingredients from Oregon (honey, mint, filberts, raspberries, etc.). I also look forward to trying Dionne's dark chocolate covered "Honey Bar" with honey caramel, salted filbert and "honey nougat and a sprinkling of sea salt" in the future.