Thursday, November 17, 2016

Honey Mama's - Peruvian Raw Cacao-Nectar Bar - Nov. 17, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Honey Mama's
Peruvian Raw Cacao-Nectar Bar
Weight: .833 oz. (23.6 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70.8 g.) in total package
Calories: 117 calories in 1/3 package
Cost: $6.95 for 1 package
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Mill Valley, CA

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

Today's Peruvian Raw Cacao-Nectar Bar was from Honey Mama's (Portland, OR).

"Made with sprouted (Organic) almonds, raw Peruvian cacao and raw local honey," the raw cacao provided "an extra dose of anti-oxidants," (due to lack of processing).

Rather than added cocoa butter, Honey Mama's bars contained unrefined Organic coconut oil -- which also meant a lower melting temperature than conventional tempered dark chocolate bars. These bars should be kept refrigerated until ready to eat.

This honey-sweetened, Peruvian Cacao-Nectar bar had a coconut cookie aroma, and an even, smooth dark chocolatey melt—a healthy cookie-chocolate bar hybrid. The well-crafted, rustic bar had a satisfying, almost crunchy, coconut (and almond bit) texture—with an occasional sparkle of salt—and a chocolate coconut cookie finish.

The handmade in Portland, paleo bar was labeled as containing "no gluten, soy, dairy or grain."

*Retention of nutritive properties and a desire for less-processed food, are generally reasons behind the preference for raw chocolate.

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