Thursday, October 15, 2015

Amy's - Gluten Free Chocolate Biscotti - Oct. 15, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chocolate Biscotti
Good ++
Weight: 1.2 oz. (34 g.) / 4 oz. (113 g.) in total box
Calories: 170 calories in 3 pieces
Cost: $6.79 for 1 box
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Greetings, and welcome to the final day of Chocolate, Grains and Grasses Theme Week.

When I was small, my pediatrician thought I was too thin. "You need to eat more cookies and cake," she advised.

I'm no longer underweight, but today I'm belatedly honoring the good doctor's advice as I sample the last of several chocolate cookies, cakes, cereals and other items this week.

Earlier this year I ran a similarly themed Chocolate, Grains and Grasses Theme Week, which also included gluten-free chocolate items made with rice, corn, oats and quinoa (instead of wheat or barley). This was a fun part two.

I can't think of a better way to conclude this week than with a trio of gluten-free Chocolate Biscotti (cookies) from Amy's (Santa Rosa, CA).

These crunchy, gluten-free biscotti (cookies) were chocolatey good. Embedded almond pieces added pleasant nutty flavor and texture. And a blend of organic brown rice flour, organic oats, almond flour, butter and other ingredients did a fine job of replacing traditional wheat-based flour.

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