Thursday, July 16, 2015

Theo Chocolate - Forbidden Rice bar - July 16, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Theo Chocolate, Inc.
Forbidden Rice bar
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 132 calories (estimate per label) in 1 oz. piece of bar
Cost: $3.29 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Whole Foods Market, Los Altos, CA

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate, Grains and Grasses Theme Week.

The Forbidden Rice Limited Edition bar from Theo Chocolate, Inc. (Seattle, WA) was a 65% dark chocolate bar with Lotus Foods organic Forbidden Rice, a "deep purple, iron-rich ancient grain fabled to ensure longevity."

The bar had a sweet, pleasant chocolate malt aroma. It was fun to taste what black puffed rice tasted like. The taste of this bar was interesting but had a slightly bitter flavor note. It was difficult to know if this was due to the mix of rice and puffed quinoa, or one or both of these additions interacting with the chocolate and/or vanilla beans.

The packaging was adorned with an attractive Art Nouveau style illustration of the Goddess of the Harvest.

Alas, this Limited Edition bar may no longer be available; however, I did see another Limited Edition bar -- a Quinoa Coconut bar -- on the Theo Chocolate website, that would have fit right in also with this week's theme, as a bar with a grain-alternative.

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