Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stone Grindz Chocolate - Mint and Cashew 60% bar - April 25, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Stone Grindz Chocolate
Mint and Cashew 60 percent cacao bar
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (56.6 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $7.95 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Stone Grindz Chocolate (Scottsdale, AZ) online order

Bienvenidos a (welcome to) Day #7 of Chocolate and Bolivia Theme Week, and we're ending Bolivia week with the closest facsimile to a Bolivian brunch that we could find.

The menu included fresh fruits sweetened with honey and topped with nuts; Amazon popping corn; potatoes; beans; egg and rice; cunape (South American cheese bread); and, last but certainly not least, a chocolate from Stone Grindz Chocolate (Scottsdale, AZ)—the company that produced a Wild Bolivia* bar featured earlier this week.

Today's Stone Grindz Chocolate Mint and Cashew bar was made with the company's house blend cacao*, so it wasn't clear whether that included Bolivian cacao or not. However, I decided this bar might pair nicely with today's Bolivian-inspired food.

This 60 percent cacao chocolate was relatively sweet and had rich caramel and chocolate brownie notes with natural, fresh tasting mint flavor. The texture was smooth; and small pieces of cashew added mild nut flavor and texture.

*In April 2017, Stone Grindz Chocolate was offering single origin bars from Bolivia and Ecuador.

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