Wednesday, October 9, 2013

John and Kira's Mint square - Oct. 9, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

John and Kira's
Drew Elementary Garden Mint chocolate
Very Good
Weight: .383 oz. (10.86 g.) in 1 piece / 5.75 oz. (163 g.) in total box
Calories: 57 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $ part of larger assortment (Figs + Every Flavor) box set
Purchased from: John and Kira's, online order

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Mint Theme Week.

John and Kira's (Philadelphia, PA) 15-piece "Every Flavor Collection" box was a grand sampler (10 different flavors). Made with Valrhona chocolate, these pieces showcased ingredients from
small producers/farmers and local gardens.

Today's Drew Elementary Garden Mint square, filled with a creamy mint ganache (filling), was named after mint grown at a local school garden. Students learn about the growing process, and funds from mint sales to John and Kira's help fund the continued operation of school gardens.

Flavors were fresh and natural tasting, and the ganache was smooth and flavorful. The Valrhona chocolate shell was thinner (than the company's ladybugs, bees, mushrooms, and other molded shapes) -- a plus. A thinner shell meant I could taste more of the ganache.

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