Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Endorfin Foods - Mr. Pink Dark Mylk Pink Salt + Pink Peppercorn bar - Apr. 27, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Endorfin Foods
Mr. Pink - Dark Mylk Chocolate with Pink Salt and Pink Peppercorn bar
Good +
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) in total bar
Calories: 210 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $ N/A - part of a larger box of bars
Purchased from: Endorfin Foods

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Salt Theme Week.

The pink ("Mr. Pink" to you) Dark Mylk Chocolate with Pink Salt and Pink Peppercorn 55% cacao bar from Endorfin Foods (Oakland, CA) was a tasty, sophisticated treat made with unroasted cacao.

Endorfin Foods' Founder/Maker/Alchemist, Brian Wallace, decided not to roast cacao beans, "to deliver the maximum range of flavor and anti-oxidants possible."

What is Mylk? Endorfin bars are made without dairy, gluten, soy, GMO or refined sugar. Coconut "milk" and a touch of cocoa butter added creaminess to this dark mylk bar instead of traditional dairy milk.

This attractively designed and packaged, six-ingredient bar contained: cacao, coconut sugar, coconut, cocoa butter, pink peppercorn, Himalayan pink salt.

My favorite part about this bar was the artful melding of crushed pink peppercorns* (actually berries) and pink salt with the chocolate. Wallace noted that the resulting blend highlighted the citrus blossom and grapefruit zest flavor notes of the pink berries. Well done maestro.

*Pink peppercorns aren't a member of the peppercorn (Piper nigrum) family. Instead, while they resemble peppercorns in size and shape, these tiny berries with pink husks are sweeter and more fragrant than most peppercorns, with a milder citrus peppery zing.  Related to the mango and the cashew, these pink berries grow on Brazilian (Schinus terebinthifolius) and Peruvian (Schinus molle) pink pepper trees. Another great food that originated in the Americas.

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