Sunday, June 22, 2014

Christopher Elbow - No. 8 Peppermint bar - June 22, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Christopher Elbow
No. 8 Peppermint bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.16 oz. (33.3 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 180 calories (estimate) in 1/3 bar
Cost: $ (lost info)
Purchased from: CocoaBella, San Francisco, CA

Today was Day #8 of Chocolate and Mint Theme Week(s). In case you're wondering why there are 8 days in this theme week, I should explain. Due to the bounty of mint chocolate items accumulated, I'm planning to create a 14-day chocolate and mint fiesta.

A tiny riot of embedded peppermint candy bits brightened up this No. 8 Peppermint offering from Christopher Elbow, adding some crunchy texture to this 61% dark chocolate bar.

NuGo - Mint Chocolate Chip bar - June 21, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

NuGo Nutrition
Mint Chocolate Chip bar
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 200 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $1.66 (sale price) in total bar
Purchased from: Safeway, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Mint Theme Week.

This Mint Chocolate Chip bar from (made for) NuGo Nutrition (Oakmont, PA) was made with Non-GMO protein, and was certified gluten free, vegan and pareve.

I would rate this NuGo Dark bar slightly higher than most gluten-free protein and/or snack bars I've tasted. The flavors and textures were fairly well balanced. The chocolate and peppermint tasted natural with the right level of sweetness (for my taste); and the bar had a mild crunchy, chewy texture -- without being starchy, dry or overly sweet and sticky as some snack bars can be.

NuGo Nutrition is affiliated with/part of Lifestyle Evolution Inc. (Bars are made in the U.S., but label did not state who made this particular product.)

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