Monday, July 17, 2017

World Market - Milk Chocolate Chai Spice Filled bar - July 17, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Cost Plus, Inc. World Market
Milk Chocolate with Chai Spice Filling bar
Weight: 1.16 oz. (33 g.) / 3.5 oz. (99.2 g.) in total bar
Calories: 153.3 calories in 1/3 bar
Cost: $4.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: World Market/Cost Plus, Mountain View, CA

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

This Milk Chocolate with Chai Spice Filling bar from Cost Plus, Inc. (Oakland, CA) was packaged in a colorful and fun wrapper. (A monkey holding an umbrella was riding on a festively decorated elephant.)

This thick, sweet bar filled with a caramel-like center had a relatively soft and smooth texture and melt. The chai spices were so light that they were undetectable. Might be a good bar if you have a sweet tooth.

For those watching ingredients: This bar did contain milk, soy, carrageenan and polysorbate. It also carried the notice: "may contain wheat, peanuts, tree nuts."

The Oakland Chocolate Co. - Walnut Turmeric Chocolate Spread - July 16, 2017

Chocolate(s) of the Day: 

The Oakland Chocolate Company

Walnut Turmeric Chocolate Spread
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.)/7 oz. (198 g.) in total jar
Calories: 55 calories (estimate) in 1 TB serving
Cost: $6.50 for 1 jar
Purchased from: The Oakland Chocolate Company, Oakland, CA

Licorice Tea Truffle
Weight: .4 oz. (11.32 g.) (estimate) in 1 piece
Calories: 60 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Purchased from: The Oakland Chocolate Company, Oakland, CA

Welcome to Day 4 of Chocolate and Spices Theme Week.

Nancy Nadel, chief chocolatemaker at The Oakland Chocolate Company (Oakland, CA) has created an impressive array of confections and bars from Jamaican cacao. She makes her chocolate from scratch, from bean to bar in Oakland, CA, where she's also been an active member of the community (and served as a former city council member) for many years.

I suspected she might have some interesting chocolates with spices that I might not have tried, and was delighted to find this was the case when I visited her at the Old Oakland Farmers' Market recently.

I enjoyed her creamy dark Licorice Tea truffle and unique chocolate turmeric spread with ground walnuts packed with anti-inflammatory potential that wasn't too sweet (thank you!).

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