Saturday, August 10, 2013

Patric Chocolate - Mizzou Crunch - Aug. 10, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Patric Chocolate
Mizzou Crunch bar
Good+ - Very Good
Weight: .766 oz. (21.9 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 114 calories (estimate) in 1/3 bar
Cost: $10.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Music/Audio Theme Week. There are many ways to define this week's theme. While one can make musical instruments from chocolate (molded items, chocsimiles of musical instruments), this week I'm also focusing on audio or music inspired by chocolate and/or the tasting arc of a given chocolate.

The Mizzou Crunch bar from Patric Chocolate (Columbia, MO) combined a high-quality dark milk chocolate bar base with crunchy chopped peanuts, cacao nibs, and a touch of salt. Throughout the tasting arc, these flavors formed a well balanced and interesting and satisfying blend.

This bar was a tribute to the University of Missouri, thus the black and gold colors and tiger stripes on the packaging. I could almost hear the school song ("Old Missouri") playing as I ate this bar. Go Tigers go!

Crackle Crunch bar - Aug. 9, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Hammond's Candies
Crackle Crunch bar - milk chocolate with raspberry popping candy
OK+- Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) piece / 2.1 oz. (59 g.) total bar
Calories: 49 calories (estimate) for .5 oz. (14.1 g.) piece of bar
Cost: N/A
Purchased from: N/A

Today was Day #1 of Chocolate and Music/Audio Theme Week.

The list of items that make sounds and can also be added to chocolate is not infinitely long. One such item: Pop Rocks, or popping candy. Popping Candy may not be audible to an outside observer, but it can make a racket inside your head.

Today's Crackle Crunch milk chocolate bar from Hammond's Candies (Denver, CO), was packed with tiny raspberry-flavored explosives.

My only quibble: the tiny fizzy riot from the raspberry popping candy overwhelmed the milk chocolate and tasted a bit artificial. 
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