Saturday, April 5, 2014

NewTree - Orange Pearls - April 5, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Orange Pearls (Perles D'Orange)
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) in one package
Calories: 97 calories (estimate) in 1 package
Cost: $2.99 for 1 package/pouch
Purchased from: Draeger's Market, San Mateo, CA

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Orange Theme Week.

These authentic-tasting Orange Pearls from NewTree (San Anselmo, CA/Belgium) were enrobed in Belgian 66% cacao Organic dark chocolate (sourced from Dominican Republic, Peru).

The bite-sized confections were all about the fruit, and less about the chocolate. (NewTree also offers an orange milk chocolate bar and a dark chocolate orange spread if you'd like more chocolate flavor.)

Made with Organic and Fair Trade* ingredients, these Orange Pearls tasted like natural fruit "gummy" candy. Orange juice concentrate, apple, grape, and lemon fruit flavors gave these chewy little jewels a tart-sweet sparkle.

This item was packaged as a conveniently portable snack. The small, resealable NewTree pouch contained about 17 pieces, and the whole package was slightly less than 100 calories.

*NewTree works with FairTrade International to certify cacao and raw ingredients.

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