Saturday, April 2, 2016

Amy's Kitchen - Andy's Dandy Lucky Candy Bar - Apr. 2, 2016

Chocolate of the Day:

Amy's Kitchen Inc.
Andy's Dandy Candy Bars
Lucky bar
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in total package of 2 bars
Calories: 130 calories in 1 bar (1/2 package)
Cost: $ need to find receipt
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Cashew Theme Week.

Today's gluten-free "Lucky" candy bar was from Amy's Kitchen Inc. (Petaluma, CA).

Part of the company's Andy's Dandy Candy Bars* line, this Lucky chocolate candy bar was filled with nougat, caramel and a blend of chopped pecans, walnuts and...cashews.

*The Andy's Dandy Candy Bars line was named for Amy's father Andy.

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21st Century - Milk Chocolate Cashews - April 1, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

21st Century Snack Foods
Milk Chocolate Cashews
Weight: 1.48 oz. (42 g.) / 7 oz. (198 g.) in total package
Calories: 220 calories in 1 serving of 9 pieces
Cost: $5.99 for 1 package
Purchased from: Marshalls, Mountain View, CA

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Cashew Theme Week, and Happy April Fool's Day.

Today's Milk Chocolate Cashews were distributed by 21st Century Snack Foods (Ronkonkoma, NY). Yes, West Coasters, there really is a hamlet named Ronkonkoma, and it's located in Islip, on Long Island.

Today's roasted cashew nuts were covered in milk chocolate -- giving them a fairly creamy melt and pleasant, traditional milk chocolate flavor. The cashews provided a crunchy center.

Roasting cashews can give them a bit more flavor; but more subtle nut flavors can be harder to taste in chocolate confections.

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