Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trader Joe's - Jalapeno Ganache - Chili Collection - Feb. 13, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Trader Joe's
Chili Chocolate Collection
Jalapeno Ganache (dark)
Good - Good +
Weight: .35 oz. (10 g.) / 5.64 oz. (160 g.) total box of 16
Calories: 50 calories in 1 piece
Cost: $4.99 for 1 box of 16 pieces
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, Alameda, CA

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

Trader Joe's (Monrovia, CA) came out with a 16-piece Chili Chocolate Collection this year that contained a mix of milk and dark disc-shaped chocolate rounds—each flavored with one of four different chilis.

Flavors sampled the last two days: the Milk Chocolate Guajillo and Milk Chocolate Habanero flavors.

Today's dark chocolate Jalapeno Ganache was decorated with images of green chili/chile peppers and had a silky soft chocolate center layer. The dark chocolate ganache was "paired with the piquant flavor jalapeno chili" and covered in dark chocolate.

Jalapeno peppers score 2,500 - 8,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units) on the Scoville scale.

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