Friday, January 8, 2016

Nussli 118 - Chocolate Orange Rounds - Jan. 8, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Nussli 118
Chocolate Orange Rounds
Good +
Weight: 2 oz. (57 g.) in package of 3 pieces
Calories: 162 calories (per label) in 3 pieces
Cost: $4.59 for 1 package of 3 pieces
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Orange Theme Week. It's January, and it's gray outside. But the sight of a tree loaded with bright orange citrus fruits peeping over a fence brightened my day.

Today's Chocolate Orange Rounds from Nussli 118 (Cambridge, MA), also were uplifting.

These "plant-based, sprouted and organic" confections were round balls sweetened with dates, flavored with cacao powder and orange oil, and rolled in raw coconut shreds. (They also contained coconut oil, coconut flour, vanilla, Himalayan salt and maple syrup.)

The subtle orange, almost floral, aroma and flavor in these natural* confections prevented the coconut from dominating too much, and helped balance the sweetness.

* These sweets were natural in the way I wish the term really meant: no artificial or extra preservatives or flavorings, made with organic (as in organic farming practices) ingredients, with minimal processing.

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