Wednesday, February 5, 2014

BARR Necessities - Vegan Chocolate Cherry "Meal" - Feb. 5, 2014

Chocolate of the Day:

BARR Necessities
Vegan Chocolate Cherry It's a Meal
Weight: 4 oz. (116 g.) in total package
Calories: unknown (500 calories (estimate) in 1 package)
Cost: $4.25 (discounted price)
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Mill Valley, CA

Today was the last day (Day #7) of Chocolate and Almonds Theme Week, and the first day of Chocolate and Cherries Theme Week.

Each generously sized, gluten, grain and soy-free, Vegan Chocolate Cherry "It's a Meal" from BARR Necessities (Berkeley, CA), was about the size of a large cookie and came individually wrapped.

This product was meal-sized and looked like it might be on the heavy side. However, it was surprisingly light, refreshing, and not overly sweet. Sweetened with coconut nectar and made with almond meal instead of flour, the bits of dried cherries, orange zest gave this treat a warm, bright holiday taste. TCHO chocolate chips, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds contributed good flavor balance and texture. 

Taza Almond Crunch bar - Feb. 4, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Taza Chocolate
Almond Crunch bar
Weight: .28 oz. (8 g.) / .85 oz. (24 g.) in total bar
Calories: 42 calories (estimate) in 1/3 bar
Cost: $2.25 for 1 small (mini) bar
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Mill Valley, CA

Today's Almond Crunch bar from bean-to-bar (and drinking chocolate) maker Taza Chocolate (Somerville, MA) was made with organic, stoneground chocolate, giving it a rustic feel and taste.

This 65% dark chocolate bar, with bits of almond and puffed brown rice, was also certified gluten-free; soy and dairy free; and pareve.

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Almonds Theme Week.
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