Fig Dark Chocolate Bar
Weight: .8 oz. (22.5 g.) / 1.6 oz. (45 g.) in total bar
Calories: 119 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $6.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Marianne's Ice Cream, Santa Cruz, CA
Today was Day #1 of Chocolate, Fruit and Nut Theme Week -- beginning with a few chocolates studded with dried figs.
I purchased today's Fig Dark Chocolate Bar from Donnelly Chocolates (Santa Cruz, CA), in Santa Cruz, at another local favorite spot, Marianne's Ice Cream (Santa Cruz, CA) that offers some fun chocolates of their own.
The thick, dark chocolate bar base was smooth in flavor, and was topped with pieces of golden, slightly chewy fig. What could be better for those who enjoy both dark chocolate and figs? Not much.
In keeping with fresh California fruit and nut flavors, I paired this fig dark bar with freshly cracked and extracted walnut pieces (from a grower up in walnut country. (Thank you Yvonne!) The slight bitterness of the walnuts + a tiny sprinkle of salt complemented the rich and fruit-sweet flavors in this bar.