Monday, February 12, 2018

Good and Delish - Dark Chocolate Almonds - Feb. 11, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Good and Delish
Dark Chocolate Almonds
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in total package
Calories: 150 calories in 1/2 package
Cost: $1.99 (estimate) for 1 package
Purchased from: Walgreens

Welcome to Day #11 of Chocolate and Nuts Theme Week.

Good and Delish Chocolate Almonds were not picked from a tree. Rather the package they were in was plucked off a shelf at Walgreens; but it is nice to think that both almonds and cacao came from a tree originally.*

Glossy, thick dark chocolate shells contained roasted almonds; and the chocolates had a slightly bittersweet, roasted flavor.

*Besides almonds and cacao seeds/beans, other plant-related ingredients in this product included vanilla, corn, soy. 

The remaining ingredient was confectioners glaze: the substance that creates a shiny protective coating on many candy items. Some of this ingredient (commonly used for candy and to coat pills, and classified as"generally recognized as safe") comes from a resin that certain beetles leave on trees. 

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