Thursday, August 31, 2017

Brown-Haley - Mountain Thins Peanut Butter - Aug. 31, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Mountain Thins - Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) / 5.3 oz. (150 g.) in total bar
Calories: 210 calories in 1 serving
Cost: $3.45 for 1 package/bag
Purchased from: Safeway, Alameda, CA

Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and the Wild West and Day #2 of Chocolate and Peanuts Theme Week.

To all you cowboys and cowgirls out there: sadly, this Wild West week is ending too soon. There are still so many good wild west themed chocolates and western towns not covered yet. There will have to be another Western week sometime in the future.

One thing we like about the west, and it's worth mentioning again this week, are the mountains: Sierra Nevada, Cascade Mountains, Rockies, Alaska Range and many more rugged peaks and valleys.

Today's Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Mountain Thins were from Brown and Haley (Brown-Haley) (Tacoma, WA), a company probably most well-known for their Almond Roca confections. (On a clear day, company employees may see Mount Rainier (formerly known as Mount Tacoma), the tallest mountain in Washington state and in the Cascade Range, and an active volcano to boot.)

The name "Mountain Thins" is a tie in with the Brown and Haley Mountain Bar line that first debuted with the Mount Tacoma Bar in 1915. (In 1923, the name Tacoma was dropped.) Conventional chocolate "thins" are generally flat rectangles or squares; but today's thins had a more, well, mountainous surface.

Chocolate and peanut butter are natural partners in edible crime. Together, with some crunchy peanuts and the right dose of sea salt and sugar, these Mountain Thins formed a potentially addictive snack.

The Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Thins had a roasted peanut aroma and well-rounded peanut flavor. And the sweet milk chocolate had a touch of creamy touch of peanut butter-like melt and consistency.

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