Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wonderfully Raw Cacao Nib Coco-Roons - Aug. 20, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Wonderfully Raw
Cacao Nib Coco-Roons
Weight: 1.8 oz. (51 g.) / 6 oz. (170 g.) in total package
Calories: 261 calories in 3 pieces
Cost: $3.49 for 1 package of 8 pieces
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate, Coconut and Vanilla Theme Week, and an opportunity to try a few Cacao Nib Coco-Roons from Wonderfully Raw (Watsonville, CA).

Wonderfully Raw offers several flavors of Coco-Roons. (I sampled these Cacao Nib Coco-Roons with Vanilla Maple and Brownie Coco-Roons.) The company uses maple syrup in all their Coco-Roons instead of agave, believing that maple syrup has more health benefits.

Coconut is a strong flavor that does well when either served fresh off the tree (by itself) -- or balanced by other elements (in this case, cacao nibs, nuts and vanilla). I liked the fact that these Cacao Nib Coco-Roons were not too sweet, and the crunchiness from a generous helping of cacao nibs inside this gluten- and dairy-free cookie further balanced the coconut sweet flavor and chewy texture. Almond flour also helped balance the coconut; and the organic vanilla extract added a nice well-rounded, mellow touch of flavor as well.
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