Saturday, April 4, 2015

Momotombo - Caribbean Butter Toffee - April 4, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Momotombo Chocolate
Caribbean Butter Toffee
(Toffee de mantequilla con especies del caribe)
Good +
Weight: 1.548 oz. (43.8 g.) / 4.65 oz. (131.6 g.) (estimate) in total box of 15 pieces
Calories: 233 calories (estimate) in 5 pieces (1/3 box)
Cost: $22.00 for 1 box of 15 pieces
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Nicaragua Theme Week.

I felt like I was on a tropical vacation eating these Caribbean Butter Toffee chocolates from Momotombo Chocolate (Managua, Nicaragua).

Eastern Nicaragua borders on the Caribbean Sea, and like many of its Latin American neighbors shares a Caribbean influence. The chocolate covering came from Nicaraguan cacao, and the toffee was infused with Caribbean inspired spices: cloves, cinnamon and pimienta de Chiapas.*

Both the Nicaraguan chocolate around the toffee and the spices were wonderful.

*Pimienta de Chiapas is a spice that grows on a tree. Its dark, aromatic peppercorn-like berries are used in foods and for medicinal uses. The tree's leaves are sometimes used to make a tea.

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