Monday, February 1, 2016

WB Kitchen - ONA Chocolate Bar - Feb. 1, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

WB Kitchen
ONA Chocolate Bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 2 oz. (56 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 180 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $ N/A
Purchased from: WB Kitchen, Loveland, CO

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate, Honey and Almonds Theme Week.

WB Kitchen (Loveland, CO) is mindful about the ingredients in their bars and cookies.

Today's ONA Chocolate Bar was moist, chewy, honey-sweetened, and filled with nutty taste and texture (almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and coconut bits).

The chocolate flavor in this certified gluten free and paleo bar was provided by unsweetened cocoa powder and cocoa nibs.

Honey's thick texture can present both challenges and opportunities for those making chocolate items. WB Kitchen's bars are "held together with a honey caramel that we make in house," that's finished off with some house-made coconut milk*. (Nicely done.)

I asked WB Kitchen president and founder, Chris Feuille, about the honey they use in their organic offerings.

Chris mentioned that it was difficult to get 100% organic honey in the U.S. They use an organic honey from South America for their bars.** (They wanted organic, non-GMO certified and fair trade ingredients for their 100% organic bars.)

*The company makes their coconut milk in-house "because all commercially available ones contain guar gum or preservatives and we do not put those in our products ever."

**Note: WB Kitchen uses honey from a family-owned, supplier, Colorado Honey Co., in their cookies.

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