Friday, November 15, 2013

Antidote - ginger + goldenberry bar - Nov. 15, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Antidote Chocolate
ginger + goldenberry bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 1/5 bar - .46 oz. (13 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) total bar
Calories: 69 calories (estimate) in 1/5 bar
Cost: $7.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: shop in San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

The chocolate makers behind Antidote Chocolate (Long Island City, NY) chose a clever mix of 50 percent raw + 50 percent roasted 77% cacao for today's bar. This 50/50 blend provided a bit of the best of both worlds -- "raw" cacao is less-processed and can preserve certain flavors and nutritional properties, and "roasted" can give chocolate some unique flavors and properties as well. The bar (made in Ecuador) smelled rich but smooth, with a very subtle hint of warm spice.

The two added flavors in this bar provided flickers of candied ginger and bits of sweet dried goldenberry fruit. The packaging described goldenberries (or gooseberries) as having a tart, citrus flavor -- I agree with that description. These yellow-orange berry bits had a mild tangerine - golden raisin hybrid flavor to them.

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Berry Theme Week.

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