Thursday, June 2, 2016

Gorilly Goods - Dark Chocolate, Fruit and Nut - June 2, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Reallygoods
Gorilly Goods - Chocolate - Dark Chocolate, Fruit and Nut
Good - Good+
Weight: 1.6 oz. (45 g.) in total package
Calories: 250 calories in 1 package
Cost: $ information not available
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to the last day (Day #11) of Chocolate, Fruit and Nut Theme Week.

Today's Gorilly* Goods Chocolate fruit and nut mix pieces were coated with 70% cacao chocolate.**

The chocolate (cacao beens, coconut palm sugar and cocoa butter) coated pieces tasted better than they looked***, with hints of fresh banana, cashews, coconut, pecans, raisins and walnuts.

The fruit tasted gently dehydrated, fresh and chewy-crunchy. (Nuts in this Gorilly Goods bar were soaked.)

This organic, raw/"live" snack mix was made by Reallygoods (Jackson, WI). The company also offers two other organic, vegan, gluten-free (non-chocolate) flavors: original and savory.

The Gorilly Goods team is also dedicated to powering their business with renewable energy, by choosing a 100% renewable option offered through their local utility company.

*The company "adopted" a gorilla. And two percent of net proceeds are designated to go to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

**The company created this offering with cacao from Big Tree Farms in Bali, Indonesia. 

***One of the most frustrating things as a producer of goods is that if boxes of chocolates are left even five minutes on a loading dock in hot sun between factory and consumer, this heat can cause "bloom." While this slight separation of cocoa fat from cocoa solids may affect appearance, it doesn't necessarily affect the taste. Such was the case today.


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