Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cabruca Chocolates - Coconut Kiss - April 8, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Cabruca Chocolates, llc
Coconut Kiss
Good - Good +
Weight: .7 oz. (19.8 g.) (estimate) in 1 piece
Calories: 105 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $ box includes other flavors; 14.00 for a box of 6 chocolates
Purchased from: Cabruca Chocolates, online order

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Brazil Theme Weeks.

Happily there are several talented chocolatiers from Brazil in the U.S. who are incorporating Brazil-inspired flavors into confections.

Today's Coconut Kiss Brigadeiro Truffle was part of an assortment box from Juliana Bounds, chief chocolatier for Cabruca* Chocolates (Winchester, OR). Juliana grew up experimenting with chocolate and food recipes in the family kitchen in Brazil. She produces chocolates with caramel ganaches, Brigadeiro truffles, and chocolates with traditional ganaches.

A white chocolate coconut core was surrounded with chocolate; and the outside was sprinkled with coconut flakes, creating some layered tropical flavor.

*"Cabruca" is a Brazilian (Portugese) term that refers to growing cacao in a forest -- a shaded canopy setting -- that helps preserve natural ecosystems (wildlife, other trees).
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