Sunday, July 14, 2013

Chocolate Almonds - July 14, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chocolate Almonds
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g.) in 1 package
Calories: 180 calories in 1 package
Cost: $ N/A
Purchased from: N/A

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

These Chocolate Almonds from Sunbiotics (Glenview, IL) were made with health-conscious consumers in mind -- from whole organic, sprouted raw almonds that were coated with organic, raw cocoa powder, and organic coconut sugar -- and a hint of probiotics. (The soaking and sprouting process was used to make the almonds more digestible.)

The chocolate played a secondary role to the almonds in this organic, raw, gluten free and dairy free offering, which was nice for a change. And these chocolate almonds were not overly sweet (something else I liked). There was no detectable taste to the probiotics (live bacteria, similar to what you might find in yogurt and soy yogurt, that may confer health benefits).

Almond Crunch truffle - July 13, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Almond Crunch truffle
Compartes Chocolatier
Weight: .4 oz. (11.32 g.) in 1 piece/truffle
Calories: 60 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $25.00 for 1 box of 10 different truffles
Purchased from: Compartes Chocolatier, Los Angeles, CA

Today's Almond Crunch Truffle from Compartes Chocolatier (Los Angeles, CA) -- adorned with a stylish yellow plaid pattern across the top -- was part of a 10-piece Jonathan's Signature Truffles assortment box. The not too sweet almond crunch filling (made with finely chopped roasted almonds and crunchy wafer bits*) was surrounded by dark chocolate.

Note: I discovered after I ate this truffle that the "crunch" in the Almond Crunch came from wafer bits, i.e. wheat. The truffle was still good, but I don't eat wheat. I'll have to check the ingredients list more closely next time.

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

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