Thursday, June 23, 2016

Menrose - MilkBoy Milk Chocolate bar - June 23, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Menrose GmbH
MilkBoy Milk Chocolate bar
Weight:  .7 oz. (20 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 110 calores in 1/5 bar
Cost: $6.49 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Draeger's, Los Altos, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Swiss Chocolate Week. Yo-de-le-hee-hoo (as my mom used to say).

Today's MilkBoy "Finest Alpine" Milk Chocolate bar from Menrose GmbH (Zurich, Switzerland) was made in Switzerland and imported to the U.S.

The bar's packaging was adorned with the same charming black and white mountain scenes that were on yesterday's MilkBoy dark chocolate with essential pine oil bar.

This 33% cocoa bar was quite sweet with a thick and creamy mouthfeel. (The bar also contained sunflower lecithin.)

The 24% milk solids portion of this bar was achieved using whole milk powder. Because chocolate is somewhat hydrophobic (fear of water is not correct but will do here), and will seize up if water is added at the wrong time, (dairy) milk chocolate bars are created with milk powder.

It's the first week of summer. Perhaps the cows in Switzerland are already being guided up to higher alpine pastures. As part of a seasonal traditional to celebrate the ascent (and descent of the cows in September), villagers may dress up. Thus the picture of the milk boy (in traditional garb carrying a milk bucket over his shoulder) on the MilkBoy label.

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