Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cocoa Parlor - Popped Quinoa 70 bar - Nov. 23, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Cocoa Parlor
Popped Quinoa 70 bar
Good++ - Very Good
Weight: 2.1 oz. (60 g.) / 2.82 oz. (80 g.) in total bar
Calories: 317 calories in 3/4 bar
Cost: $N/A - gift basket from client
Purchased from: N/A - part of gift basket

Welcome to the last day (Day #7) of Chocolate and Peru Theme Week.

Today's Popped Quinoa 70 bar from Cocoa Parlor (Laguna Niguel, CA) was part of a deluxe chocolate gift basket from a client. (Thank you GreenTown!). This was a true Chocolate Banquet, prepared by Present (Los Altos, CA).

Quinoa grows in the high plains of Peru, thus the connection with this week's theme. While Cocoa Parlor is also marketing a version of this bar made from Peruvian cacao beans, today's bar was made with cacao from the Dominican Republic.

Today's Popped Quinoa 70 bar had a slightly earthy, malty, sweet, and rich chocolate aroma. I loved the creamy melt and texture of this bar, that contrasted with the popped quinoa crunchiness.

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