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.