Friday, June 3, 2016

Mars - Goodness Knows - Peach and Cherry Almond Dark Chocolate - June 3, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Goodness Knows - Peach and Cherry Almond Dark Chocolate
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.2 oz. (34 g.) in total package
Calories: 150 calories in 1 package of 4 snack squares
Cost: $0.99 for 1 package
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Cherries Theme Week.

Today's Goodness Knows Peach and Cherry Almond Dark Chocolate snack squares were distributed by Mars Chocolate North America, LLC (Hackettstown, NJ).

Recently I sampled two other Goodness Knows snack square (chocolate) flavors.* Today's was my favorite of the three.

While all three had a sweet, malty flavor and crunchy, slightly chewy, nutty texture, the bright bits of peach and cherry offered the best fruit experience of the three. The fruit was mixed with chunks of almonds, peanuts and oats; and that mix sat on a base of dark chocolate.

This product was not labeled (or certified) as gluten free. That is, wheat wasn't in the ingredients list, but the packaging carried (as almost all mass produced products do) a "May Contain" advisory statement. In this case, these snack squares "May Contain Other Tree Nuts, Wheat and Eggs."**

*Other Goodness Knows snack square flavors sampled were: Cranberry Almond Dark Chocolate, and Apple Almond and Peanut Dark Chocolate.

** Oats sometimes come into contact with wheat in shared harvesting, milling and processing facilities. Here's a link to an explanation of how this cross-contact happens from 

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