Coconut Mint bar
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g.) in 1/2 bar / 3 oz. (85 g.) total bar
Calories: 229.5 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $4.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Mill Valley, CA
Welcome to Day #1 of 2014 (Happy New Year!) and the first day of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Weeks.
Coconut was a good choice for this month (January). First, a touch of shredded coconut may be the closest thing we could see to "snow" here in California this week. We're experiencing a drought. Second, coconut reminds me of warm tropical islands during cold mornings and evenings; and that is a good thing.
This Coconut Mint bar from Theo Chocolate (Seattle, WA) was warm and cool at the same time, if that's possible. The organic and fair trade (45% cacao) milk chocolate, and the tiny riot of embedded coconut shreds, contributed the warmth and a hint of caramel. And, a faint, natural menthol note communicated a whisper of cool mint. These two flavors are tough to blend successfully together, and Theo did a reasonably good job with this bar.