Sunday, January 5, 2014

Coconut Secret - Peruvian Crunch bar - Jan. 5, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Leslie's Organics
Coconut Secret
Peruvian Crunch bar
Good - Good+
Weight: 1.125 oz. (32 g.) / 2.25 oz. (64 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 165 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $3.75 in 1 bar
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Mill Valley, CA

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Weeks.

This Coconut Secret (Leslie's Organics, Mill Valley, CA) Peruvian Crunch, Organic Dark Chocolate (70% cacao) bar was flecked with toasted coconut and sweetened with coconut crystals. The chocolate had a very subtle dark smokey flavor note, which rose above the toasted coconut.

Coconut Secret chocolate and coconut bars use Non-GMO coconut sugar as a sweetener, which can offer a lower-glycemic alternative to processed cane sugar. The plain coconut sugar I've sampled has also tasted great, especially if you favor a faint, warm caramel flavor (similar to what you might find in less processed brown sugars) with your chocolate.

The Coconut Secret website listed helpful background information for those interested in finding out more about how coconut sugar sap is "tapped" from coconut palm trees.

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