Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Organic Nirvana - Dark Crispy Rice Coconut bar - Nov. 11, 2014

Chocolate of the Day:

Organic Nirvana
72% Dark Chocolate with Crispy Rice and Coconut bar
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 154 calories (estimate) in 2/7 bar (per label)
Cost: $5.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Dominican Republic Theme Week.

Today's "Made with love in Belgium*" Organic Nirvana, 72% dark chocolate bar was made with organic and fair trade certified cacao from the Dominican Republic. (Trinitario beans were used for this smooth dark bar.)

Filled with tiny bits of crispy brown rice and coconut, the bar was evenly infused with coconut flavor and a slightly crunchy texture. The coconut flavor was just strong enough that it was difficult to detect more subtle notes in the chocolate; although there was certainly nothing objectionable.

*This gluten-free, Non-GMO bar was made in Belgium for Belgium's Chocolate Source (Wellesley, MA).

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