Monday, May 2, 2016

Seattle Chocolates - Salted Almond Truffle Bar - May 2, 2016

Chocolate of the Day:

Seattle Chocolate Company
Salted Almond - Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar
Weight: .625 oz. (17.5 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 95 calories in 1/4 bar
Cost: $3.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Mill Valley, CA

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate, Salt and Almonds Theme Week.

Today's Salted Almond bar from Seattle Chocolates (Seattle, WA) was part of the company's Truffle Bar line—scored bars filled with a softer middle. This one was decorated with a modern, wavy linear pattern (vaguely reminiscent of woodgrain or ripples across a lake) on the outside.

This bar smelled and tasted like salted dark milk chocolate (although it contained no dairy ingredients); and it had chunks of dry roasted almonds embedded in the creamier chocolate middle inside, with a hint of sea salt.

This Gluten-Free, Vegan and Non-GMO bar was made with Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa and bore the Kosher dairy symbol.

Chocolove - Dark Chocolate Covered Salted Almonds - May 1, 2016

Chocolate of the Day:

Dark Chocolate Covered Salted Almonds
Good - Good+
Weight: 2.5 oz. (70.75 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total box/package
Calories: 375 calories in 2.5 oz. serving
Cost: $3.99 (estimate)
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Salt Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate, Salt and Almond Theme Week.

Today I enjoyed a few handfuls of Dark Chocolate Covered Salted Almonds from Chocolove (Boulder, CO).

The thick, rich 55% cocoa Belgian chocolate coating the almonds was made with certified "For Life*" cocoa. This dark chocolate was a bit more flavorful than many other chocolate confection coating materials.

The combination was tasty. The roasted/toasted almonds at the center of each piece provided a pleasing nutty crunch; however, the subtle nut flavor was somewhat overshadowed by the more robust dark chocolate and even the salt, that was fairly evenly incorporated throughout these almonds. Still, it's hard to go wrong with this combination.

*"For Life" cocoa means "it was farmed in a socially responsible and ethical manner" according to the packaging.

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