Weight: .35 oz. (9.9 g.) / 1.4 oz. (40 g.) total box of 4 pieces
Calories: 55 calories (estimate) for 1 piece
Cost: $9.99 for 1 box of 4 pieces
Purchased from: Kohler Co.
Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Mint Theme Week.
Any chocolate with absinthe is rather intriguing, as the alcoholic drink that supplies the flavor is derived from anise, fennel, and a complex blend of herbs, that includes a few members of the mint family (lemon balm, sage, spearmint or peppermint).
Absinthe became legal again in the U.S. in recent years*, after being banned for quite some time due to concerns over a compound (thujone) associated with wormwood (absinthe's signature ingredient).
Today's green-tinted Absinthe jewel from Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI) was made with a 63% dark chocolate and absinthe infused ganache, wrapped in a milk chocolate shell. It had a hint of herbal finish, but was quite mild otherwise.
This Absinthe gem was part of Kohler's 4-piece Emerald variety box (that also included mint emerald, green tea, and lime chocolates).
*In December 2007, St. George Spirits (Alameda, CA) was the first company in the U.S. to start legally producing absinthe again.