Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Blue Mountain Organics - Coco Joy - August 19, 2014

Chocolate of the Day:

Blue Mountain Organics
Coco Joy
Good - Good +
Weight: 2 oz. (57 g.) in 1 package
Calories: 240 calories in 1 package
Cost: $6.59 for 1 package
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate, Coconut and Vanilla Theme Week.

This Coco Joy organic, raw, sprouted superfood bar from Blue Mountain Organics (Floyd, VA) was Non-GMO, Kosher and Vegan. Also, while not nut free (cashew butter was the first ingredient listed), this bar was produced in a peanut free facility.

In addition to the cashew butter, this candy bar alternative contained dates, agave, coconut, cacao, golden flax and, last but not least, vanilla. (I'm rooting for you vanilla; don't get lost in the shuffle.)

The bar was satisfying without being too sweet -- a combination I always appreciate. Flavors were well balanced. The coconut was the dominant flavor, with the outer cacao layer taking a close second. The cashew butter and dates helped keep the bar integrated, moist and chewy. The addition of nuts to coconut and chocolate also seems to mellow coconut flavor -- in a good way.

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