Hot Buttered Rum Milk Chocolate Truffle bar with Toffee Bits
Weight: 1.25 oz. (35 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 188 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $3.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Sur La Table, San Francisco, CA
Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Holiday Spirits Theme Week.
For those huddling around a fire in the Northern Hemisphere, the Hot Buttered Rum Milk Chocolate Truffle bar with Toffee Bits from Seattle Chocolates (Seattle, WA) may help keep you warm*.
This Non-GMO, gluten free bar was similar in formula to the company's individual Hot Buttered Rum truffles. (There wasn't a detectable alcohol taste in either of these rum chocolates as I recall.) Seattle Chocolates also makes an eggnog chocolate bar, but I couldn't locate one in time for a holiday spirits double feature today.
So, in part because this truffle bar was so close to truffles I've already tried, I'm featuring a second milk chocolate with some "warmth."
Milk Chocolate with Almonds bar
Weight: .291 oz. (8.25 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 45 calories in 2 squares
Purchased from: N/A
The Hershey's "Glow" Milk Chocolate with Almonds bar contained bits of chopped almonds.
To increase the warmth and glow factor (for adults only), I paired this bar with a tiny 2 oz. cup of spiced hot chocolate flavored with spiced rum, Amaretto, and Frangelico. That was enough for me. Now I'm going outdoors to warm up the old fashioned way—a walk with a good friend.
*White interior fireplace background was from a California Mantel and Fireplace, Inc., advertisement.