Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Divine - 70% Mango and Coconut bar - March 2, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Divine Chocolate Inc.
70% Dark Chocolate with Mango and Coconut bar
Weight: 1.17 oz. (33.3 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories:  188 calories in 1/3 bar (per label)
Cost: $3.99 in 1 bar
Purchased from: Michaels, Mountain View, CA

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.

One of my favorite desserts from Thailand and southeast Asia is Mango with Sticky (Coconut) Rice. Today's 70% Dark Chocolate with Mango and Coconut bar  from Divine Chocolate Inc. (Wash., D.C.) was the closest chocolate bar I could find that incorporated these two flavors. (I should add -- that I haven't already tried before.)

Chocolate tends to overpower delicate or less assertive flavor additions, so I didn't expect this dark chocolate bar to be the same as the fresh sliced mango and sweet coconut rice dessert.

It was, however, a nice rendition of these two flavors, with subtle mango fruit and even subtler coconut flavor.

Divine Chocolate offers a line of Fairtrade certified chocolate bars -- that are imported from Germany and distributed here in the U.S. (The story of a cacao farmer from Africa (Ghana) was printed on the inside of the label.)

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