Chocolate of the Day:
Milk Chocolate with Mango Filling and Topping bar
Weight: 1.2 oz. (34 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 180 calories in 2/5 bar
Cost: $2.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA
In the middle of January, lighter, tropical fruits taste refreshing and evoke memories of warmer places.
Today's Yves Thuries Milk Chocolate with Mango Filling and Topping bar, made in France and distributed by SALPA Inc. (Greenwich, CT) offered an opportunity to imagine a tropical vacation, or a trip to Paris in the spring.
The sweetened mango pieces and filling gave the bar a mango fruit aroma and flavor with a slight floral note. While the milk chocolate gave this bar a sweet, confection feel, the more delicate fruit and floral notes would have been overpowered in a darker chocolate base.
We're fortunate in California. Spring is just a few months away, and green shoots start poking up in mid-winter; but in the San Francisco area we have to import mangoes (and cacao) from farms closer to the Equator.
The milk chocolate for this Yves Thuries bar, and other bars the company produces, was made from cacao grown on their own plantation in Ecuador.
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