Monday, August 21, 2017

Sargento - Sweet Balance Breaks - Dark Chocolate Cranberries - Aug. 21, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Sargento Foods Inc.
Sweet Balance Breaks
Monterey Jack Cheese with Dried Cranberries and Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts
Good
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42 g.) in 1 snack/container
Calories: 190 calories (estimate) in 1 container
Cost: $2.99 (estimate) for 1 package of three containers
Purchased from: Safeway, San Jose, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Berries Theme Week.

Chocolate, cheese and berries are great summer snack foods to enjoy together.

Today's Monterey Jack Natural Cheese with Dried Cranberries and Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts snack item was part of a line of "Sweet Balance Breaks" snacks (sold in 3-container packs) from Sargento Foods Inc. (Plymouth, WI)—a large producer and marketer of cheeses and now protein snacks.

The cranberries had just the right amount of tart sweet berry flavor and paired nicely with the dark chocolate covered peanuts. And the cheese helped balance out the sweetness and provided some savory protein/umami flavor.










Dagoba - Superberry 74% Cacao dark bar - Aug. 20, 2017

Chocolate(s) of the Day: 

Dagoba Organic Chocolate
Superberry 74% Cacao dark chocolate bar
Good
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2 oz. (56 g.) total bar
Calories: 135 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $1.99 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Hello and welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Flowers Theme Week, and Day #4 of Chocolate and Berries Theme Week.

Today's Superberry dark* chocolate bar from Dagoba Organic Chocolate (Ashland, OR; part of The Hershey Company (Hershey, PA) contained blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and acai**.

Today's 74% Cacao Dagoba bar was a blend of bold dark chocolate and bright, slightly tart-sweet berry flavors. The chocolate had a slight bittersweet (almost coffee) finish.

Where are the flowers you ask? While this Superberry bar was all about berries, I used part of a Dagoba Lavender Blueberry bar (featured yesterday) and lavender flowers to amp up a chocolate lavender cake. Mmm. Lavender.

For those who love lavender, this chocolate lavender (gluten free) cake, topped with a dose of aromatic lavender flower buds, couldn't be better.

For those who are reminded of aromatic soaps and oils when they smell lavender, you may have mixed feelings about this edible flower (and cake). Even if you're on the fence, I hope you'll try lavender chocolate edibles some day.

*Note: This 74% cacao dark bar also contained milk.
**Acai berries originated in the rainforests of South America.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Dagoba - Lavender Blueberry, Roseberry 59% bars - Aug. 19, 2017

Chocolate of the Day:

Dagoba Organic Chocolate

Lavender Blueberry 59% dark bar
Good - Good+
Weight: .707 oz. (20 g.) / 2.83 oz. (80 g.) in total bar
Calories: 95 calories in 1/4 bar
Cost: $1.99 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Roseberry 59% dark bar
Good
Weight: .66 oz. (18.6 g.) / 2 oz. (56 g.) in total bar
Calories: 90 calories in 1/3 bar
Cost: $1.99 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Flowers Week and Day #3 of Chocolate and Berries Theme Week.

Today's Lavender Blueberry and Roseberry dark bars were from Dagoba Organic Chocolate* (Ashland, OR). Both bars contained floral and berry flavors (and also contained some milk).

The Lavender Blueberry 59% cacao dark chocolate bar contained lavender essence and wild blueberries. Lavender lovers will appreciate the lovely, natural lavender aroma of this bar.

The Roseberry 59% cacao dark chocolate bar contained "raspberries and rosehips" resulting in a pleasing bright red fruit/raspberry flavor (with tiny raspberry pieces with real seeds) and a gentle hint of tart floral flavor from the rose hips**.

*Dagoba Organic Chocolate was founded in 2001 by Frederick Schilling, and became part of The Hershey Company (Hershey, PA) in 2006. 

In 2012, the company dropped fair trade certification but their cacao beans began bearing the logo of the Rainforest Alliance Certified program. The company buys their cacao beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms that have adopted sustainable farming practices.

** Rose hips are the roundish, slightly swollen seed pods of the rose plant located directly below the rose flower. These tiny apple-shaped pods are easiest to see after the rose petals have dropped off; they may be a slightly reddish color. (Roses are related to apples and some call rose hips rose apples.)






Friday, August 18, 2017

Antidote - Ginger + Panela 77% dark bar - Aug. 18, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Antidote Chocolate
Ginger + Panela 77% dark bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 390 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $8.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from: missing information


Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Flowers Theme Week, and Day #2 of Chocolate and Berries Theme Week.

Today's Ginger and Panela 77% dark bar from Antidote Chocolate (Brooklyn?, NY) was flavorful, bittersweet, yet smooth with no sharp notes and not overly sweet (thank you). Hints of lightly candied ginger popped up now and then.

Panela (similar to brown sugar) sweetened the bar and gave it some extra flavor.

This Antidote Chocolate bar was created with the company founder's unique blend of 50% raw and 50% roasted cacao. (The Arriba cacao beans used were from Ecuador (Camino Verde).)

After tasting a piece of the bar, I broke the remainder into pieces to include in a (cooked) dessert.

The rest became part of a chocolate pot de creme flavored with ginger and small amounts of additional floral spices: vanilla (flowering orchid), cardamom (spice with fragrant, floral notes), saffron (crocus stamens) and kewra (another flower) water.

This dessert was then topped with blueberries and mango pieces

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Le Belge Chocolatier - Dark Chocolate Raspberry Hibiscus bar - Aug. 17, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Le Belge Chocolatier
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Hibiscus bar
Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 146.6 calories (per label) in 1/3 bar
Cost: $6.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Cavallo Point Mercantile shop, Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Flowers Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Berries Theme Week.

Today's Dark Chocolate Raspberry Hibiscus bar was from Le Belge Chocolatier (Napa, CA).

This bar contained hibiscus flower crystals and freeze-dried raspberry granules (with real fruit and seeds). These two inclusions complemented each other nicely and added refreshing, bright red fruit notes to a smooth dark chocolate base and micro-bursts of crunchy texture.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Timothy Adams - Rose, Violet and dark chocolate nut pieces - Aug. 16, 2017

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

Timothy Adams Chocolates
6-piece assortment box included the following bonbons:
  • Rose - Good +
  • Violet - Good +
  • Pistachio Praline - Good 

Weight: 2.5 oz. (70.7 g.) (estimate) in 5 pieces
Calories: 375 calories (estimate) for 5 chocolates
Cost: $16.50 (estimate) for 6 chocolates (box was extra)
Purchased from: Timothy Adams (shop), Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Flowers Theme Week.
I don't count white chocolate as a "Chocolate of the Day" on this site. Chocolate items need to contain cocoa solids, in part because many "white chocolates" don't contain much cacao (solids or butter).

Because of this rule, I felt compelled to buy an attractively designed 6-piece box of chocolates from Timothy Adams Chocolates (Palo Alto, CA) to ensure some cocoa solids were consumed for the day.

This local shop had Rose ivory* and Violet ivory bonbons that were sweet, decadent and delicious; but both lacked cocoa solids.

So I bought three other dark chocolate covered confections to keep these two ivory floral pieces company, and "counted one of them, a Pistachio Praline chocolate as my daily chocolate.

The Pistachio Praline (dark chocolate covered with a sweet and light, almost a butterscotch ivory center) and topped with pistachio nuts and icing seemed to good match for the two ivory florals.

The two other dark chocolate covered bonbons (a Coconut Cream Caramel and a Nocino (green walnut liqueur) bonbon) were both sweet but quite nice. You may see them featured in the future.

*Some white chocolates may contain little cocoa butter (and/or may substitute other vegetable fats); whereas "ivory" (closer to the color of real cocoa butter) chocolate generally contains more cocoa butter and is considered to be of higher quality.








Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sunflower Food Co. - Bar du Soleil dark chocolate bar - Aug. 15, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Distributed by Sunflower Food Company
Bar du Soleil
Dark Chocolate with Roasted Sunflower Seeds and Sea Salt
Good
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) total bar
Calories: 145 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $3.49 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Draeger's Market, San Mateo, CA

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Flowers Theme Week.

Today's Bar du Soleil was Distributed by Sunflower Food Company (Lenexa, KS). Smooth, sweet dark chocolate was studded with roasted sunflower seeds and contained a subtle hint of sea salt.

It was a bit of a stretch to include this dark bar in a "flower" themed chocolate week, but without the big, sunny, iconic yellow flowers, you certainly wouldn't have sunflower seeds. (Sunflower petals are also edible, provided they're unsprayed.)




Monday, August 14, 2017

Honey Stinger Mint and Wildflower Waffles - Aug. 14, 2017

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

En-R-G Foods, LLC

Honey Stinger
Gluten Free Organic Chocolate Mint Flavored Waffle
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.06 oz. (30 g.) in 1 waffle
Calories: 140 calories in 1 waffle
Cost: $1.50 for 1 package/waffle
Purchased from: REI store, Mountain View, CA

Honey Stinger
Gluten Free Organic Waffle -  Wildflower Honey
Good
Weight: 1.06 oz. (30 g.) in 1 waffle
Calories: 140 calories in 1 waffle
Cost: $1.50 for 1 package/waffle
Purchased from: REI store, Mountain View, CA

Welcome to the last day (Day #7) of Chocolate and Honey Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Flowers Theme Week.

It's not a huge stretch to transition from a honey-themed chocolate week to one focused on chocolate and flowers. Bees gather both pollen and nectar from flowers. Nectar from flowers is later concentrated down by bees and made into honey.

Today's two different flavors of ulta-slim, round Honey Stinger waffle sandwich confections were manufactured in Canada for En-R-G Foods, LLC dba Honey Stinger (Steamboat Springs, CO).

The makers managed the near impossible. They made a knife-edge thin waffle "cookie" that didn't crumble that was chewy and crunchy, delicate yet rich and flavorful and sweet without being too sweet.

The Organic Chocolate Mint Flavored Waffle was surprisingly tasty with subtle hints of chocolate and mint (peppermint). It was my favorite of the two.

The Wildflower Honey Waffle was a toasty, light golden brown; and the lack of other flavor inclusions allowed more authentic honey flavor to shine through.

Experimental Mint Flower Notes:
Instead of syrup on these "waffles" I sprinkled some almost invisible, experimental mint flower and pollen "pixie dust" from my yard on the last bites of these confections. The tiny spearmint and lemon mint blooms gave the waffles a light flavor boost. Mint flowers are milder than mint leaves and are almost always edible if the plant is unsprayed/safe to eat and is washed first. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

La Belge Chocolatier - Dark Chocolate Spicy Honeycomb bar - Aug. 13, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Le Belge Chocolatier, Inc.
Dark Chocolate Spicy Honeycomb bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.5 oz. (43 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 230 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $6.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Cavallo Point Mercantile shop, Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Honey Theme Week.

Today's Dark Chocolate Spicy Honeycomb bar was created by Le Belge Chocolatier (Napa, CA), located in the heart of Northern California wine country. The company is known primarily for their chocolate truffle collection(s).

This interesting and appealing dark chocolate bar was peppered with tiny crunchy toffee and honeycomb bits, and was suffused with a subtle, saucy hint of chipotle chili powder.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Honey Stinger - Mocha Cherry Pro - Aug. 12, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Honey Stinger
Mocha Cherry Pro bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42 g.) in total bar
Calories: 180 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $2.30 for 1 bar
Purchased from: REI, Mountain View, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Honey Theme Week.

Today's Honey Stinger Mocha Cherry Pro bar was made in the USA for Honey Stinger (Steamboat Springs, CO).

This dark chocolate covered bar had a natural tasting, chewy, honey nougat-like center* with a hint of mocha. The dark chocolate coating was smooth and relatively mild.

Somewhere in the mix (although not visible) were dried sour cherries with apple juice, that contributed a tiny hint of tart sweetness.

While not labeled as an energy or protein bar, this Honey Stinger bar contained 30 mg. of caffeine, some added vitamins and minerals, and 10 grams of protein.** It tasted satisfying to the last bite and successfully helped fuel a trail hike today.

*While made with gluten-free ingredients it contained the standard industry advisory notice about possible traces of allergens (peanut, wheat, egg and other tree nuts) that one often sees when foods are made in a shared facility. 

**This bar contained whey protein isolate and almonds. 







Trader Joe's - Dark Chocolate Honey Mints - Aug. 11, 2017

Chocolate of the Day:

Trader Joe's
Dark Chocolate Honey Mints 
Good
Weight: 1.1 oz. (33 g.) / 7 oz. (198 g.) in total package
Calories: 140 calories in 3 pieces (approx. 1/6 package)
Cost: $2.99 (estimate) for 1 package
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, Alameda, CA

Hello and welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Honey Theme Week.

Today's sweet, refreshing Dark Chocolate Honey Mints from Trader Joe's (Monrovia, CA) had only three ingredients: honey, chocolate liquor and peppermint oil. 

Each individually-wrapped round was filled with a soft, ivory-colored, natural tasting honey and mint center and coated in dark chocolate.

These mints (with a slightly spicy, rich dark chocolate aroma) had a honey sweet beginning and a slightly bittersweet finish. A 3-piece serving satisfied a hankering for something sweet in a relatively healthy way.








Thursday, August 10, 2017

Reese's - Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cups - Aug. 10, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

The Hershey Company
Reese's - Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Flavor of Georgia - Honey Roasted
Good 
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42 g.) in total package of 2 cups/pieces
Calories: 220 calories in 1 package
Cost: $1.99 (estimate) for 1 package
Purchased from: Missing information

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Honey Theme Week.

It's fair to say that Reese's is a brand name that looms large when it comes to peanut butter and chocolate in the U.S. 

Over the years, The Hershey Company (Hershey, PA) has developed seasonal and other variations on their classic Reese's peanut butter cup, such as today's Flavor of Georgia Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cups.

Earlier this year the company began offering a "Flavors of America" collection, with versions of traditional candy bars, e.g. the (Texas) BBQ PayDay bar, (California) Strawberry KitKat bar and today's Georgia-themed Honey Roasted Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, that were designed to capture experiences that one might have had with summer foods in six U.S. states.

These milk chocolate peanut butter cups tasted like classic Reese's peanut butter cups, although perhaps a smidge sweeter.* They had the same addictive, peanut butter filling, and smooth, almost silky milk chocolate coating— the stuff of childhood memories.

*Sadly, the ingredients list included lactose, sugar, dextrose and natural flavors, but no real honey.




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Manoa Chocolate - Hawaiian Honey 75% bar - Aug. 9, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Manoa Chocolate
Hawaiian Honey 75% Cacao bar
Very Good
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 135 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Draeger's Market, San Mateo, CA

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Honey Theme Week.

Today's Hawaiian Honey 75% Cacao bar was made by Manoa Chocolate (Kailua, Oahu, HI)

This Oahu based bean-to-bar maker has been carefully honing his craft for several years, and many of his bars have incorporated local Hawaiian inclusions. The honey in today's raw  honey bar comes from the "nectar of flowering trees" growing in Hawaii.

While it's difficult to say that any honey in the U.S. is organic (bees fly where they will to collect pollen and nectar), many of the source apiaries (hive locations) for this bar were based on organic farms. The bees also assist in pollination at these farms.

The aroma of this well-crafted, four-ingredient* bar was unique and a little intoxicating. In addition to the smell of fine dark chocolate, there was also a hint of honey, bee pollen and light honey floral spice (saffron) in the aroma and taste, despite the relatively high-percentage (75% cacao) and the presence of (organic) sugar.

Normally dark chocolate and/or sugar overwhelm the more subtle aromas and flavors of different honeys.

The melt and texture were relatively creamy thanks in part to a bit of added organic cocoa butter. And the finish was pleasantly bitter honey sweet with a gradual fade.

*Ingredients: cacao, organic sugar, organic honey, organic cocoa butter



Baru - Milk Chocolate Honey Almond Hippos - Aug. 8, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Baru
Dreamy Chocolate Hippos
Milk Chocolate Honey Almond
Good
Weight: 1.05 oz. (30 g.) / 2.1 oz. (60 g.) in total package
Calories: 167 calories (estimate) in 2 pieces
Cost: $5.99 for 1 package of 4 pieces
Purchased from: Draeger's Market, San Mateo, CA

Welcome to the first day of Chocolate and Honey Theme Week.

Sometimes people think that eating a new chocolate every day must be like dwelling in the land of milk and honey. More accurately, it involves visits the land of milk chocolate and honey.

Today's Milk Chocolate Honey Almond Chocolates from Baru (Belgium) were molded into small (individually-wrapped) hippo shapes. Cute!

The 33% milk chocolate hippos had a sweet milk chocolate aroma and flavor with a creamy melt.
The almonds were difficult to detect in the honey nougat flavored milk chocolate. A bit of nice honey flavor surfaced in the finish.

*Note to those watching their allergens: While there was no specific wheat ingredients called out, this chocolate contained glucose, a sweetener that can contain/be made from wheat. And the label carried a "may contain traces of wheat/gluten" type advisory.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hershey's Spreads - Chocolate with Almond - Aug. 7, 2017

Chocolate of the Day:

Hershey's
Chocolate with Almond spread
Good
Weight: 2 TB (37 g.) / 13 oz. (368 g.) in total jar
Calories: 200 calories in 2 Tablespoons
Cost: $0.99 (sale table) for 1 jar
Purchased from: Safeway, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Almond Theme Week.

Hershey is well known for their chocolate bars, Kisses and confections, but the company has a big footprint in the candy scene and also ventures out periodically with new offerings, such as this Chocolate with Almond spread.

Today's spread had the look, texture (and sweetness*) of chocolate frosting, but was tastier and creamier than most frostings one can buy.

I paired this spread with a few small gluten-free Aleias Almond Horns (cookies), that were also quite sweet. If one wants to bring down the sugar level, a slice of toast or a toasted muffin might be a better substrate choice.

*Sugar was the number #1 ingredient, followed by vegetable oil, nonfat milk, almonds, cocoa and a bit of hydrogenated oil, soy lecithin, and natural vanilla flavor. (Speculation: The hydrogenated oil may have been why this was found on a heavily discounted sale a few years ago. Hershey's still offers a line of chocolate spreads; but I don't have the ingredients for subsequent offerings.)

Cachet - 72% Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds bar - Aug. 6, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Cachet
72% Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds bar
Good +
Weight: 1.16 oz. (33.3 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 192 calories (per label) in 1/3 bar
Cost: $3.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Stars USA, online order

Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Almond Theme Week.

Today's Cachet 72% Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds bar was made with cacao from Kyela, Tanzania.

This relatively thin, dark, flavorful and smooth bar in the African-themed print packaging was quite good. Almond pieces gave the chocolate a slight nutty, almond flavor and crunchy texture.

The organic (bio) bar was also the favorite pick for this almond-themed chocolate week so far.

Sadly, this Biolands Tanzania bar was out of stock when we tried to order more at the Chocolate Stars USA website today.





Saturday, August 5, 2017

Stone Grindz Chocolate - Almonds & Sea Salt 60% Cacao bar - Aug. 5, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Stone Grindz Chocolate
Almonds and Sea Salt 60% Cacao bar
Good - Good +
Weight: .66 oz. (18.8 g.) / 2 oz. (56.6 g.) in total bar
Calories: 99 calories (estimate) in 1/3 bar
Cost: $7.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Stone Grindz Chocolate, online order

Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Almond Theme Week.

Today's Almonds and Sea Salt 60% Cacao bar (Batch #234) was made by Stone Grindz Chocolate (Scottsdale, AZ), a company that produces organic, bean-to-bar, small batch chocolate in their workshop in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

The smooth, rich chocolate was embedded with small crunchy pieces of roasted almonds that added a bit of texture and very subtle nut flavor. The light touch of sea salt was balanced and relatively even.

This dark bar contained nuts (almonds), but no gluten, soy or dairy.






August Storck - Merci Marzipan dark chocolate bar - Aug. 4, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

August Storck
Merci - Marzipan dark chocolate bar
Good+
Weight: .447 oz. (12.6 g.) / 7 oz. (200 g.) in total assortment package of 16 pieces
Calories: 70 calories in 1 piece/small bar
Cost: $N/A - gift
Purchased from: N/A - gift (thank you Heather!)

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



Today's Merci Marzipan dark chocolate was made in Germany by August Storck KG for Storck USA.

Generally speaking, there is a greater variety of fine almond marzipan chocolates in Europe. However, ordering chocolates from out of state (or country) in the summer, is challenging and expensive. Five minutes in the sun on a loading dock somewhere can ruin an entire shipment.

If one is fortunate enough to travel, hand carrying chocolate items through airports is a convenient way to avert disaster.

Sometimes a generous friend will share chocolates when they return from a trip overseas.

Such was the case today. Thank you to Heather ("Yazz") for bringing back a Merci chocolate assortment pack, that included this small marzipan filled bar.

For chocolate fans, we know many of you prefer plain dark chocolate bars. However, for marzipan lovers, good almond marzipan covered with dark chocolate somehow manages to be quite sweet, yet quite tasty as well, e.g., today's elegantly wrapped bar-shaped confection.



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Brownie Brittle - Sheila G's Thindulgent Organic Dark Chocolate Bark with almonds - Aug. 3, 2017

Chocolate of the Day:

Brownie Brittle, LLC
Sheila G's - Thindulgent Dark Chocolate Bark
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) / 16 oz. (454 g.) in total package
Calories: 230 calories in 1 serving (1/11th pkg.)
Cost: $7.99 for 1 package
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Almond Theme Week.

Today's Sheila G's Thindulgent Dark Chocolate Bark was from Brownie Brittle, LLC (West Palm Beach, FL)—a company founded by Sheila G. Mains.

This Organic dark bark had a rich, slightly earthy, fruity chocolate aroma. It contained bits of almond, dried cranberries, quinoa, and a hint of vanilla and sea salt. A generous scattering of pumpkin seeds added color and texture.

Organic, high-end trail mix enveloped in thin sheets of fair trade dark chocolate brittle. Not a bad idea for a snack.

The generously-sized, large package held enough bark pieces to satisfy more than a dozen people.

Note: This flavor may not currently be available, or may have been discontinued; it was not listed on the company website this week.
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