Friday, March 16, 2018

Living Raw - Power Mint Patty Original Dark - March 16, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Living Raw
Organic PowerMint Patty - Original Dark
Good ++
Weight: .84 oz. (24 g.) in total bar
Calories: 140 calories in 1 package 
Cost: $3.29 for 1 package
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

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

Today's PowerMint Patty - Original Dark flavor - from Living Raw (Franklin, TN) contained just the right blend of chocolate, sweetness (not too much) and authentic peppermint flavor.

The organic, raw patty with a pleasing, light natural mint aroma, was sweetened with coconut sugar,* bringing down the "buzz" one feels when eating similar confections containing processed cane sugar.

When broken in half, this round, "cup"-shaped patty, revealed a fascinating pattern--made of incredibly thin alternating light mint-infused coconut butter and dark chocolate layers. In addition to being visually interesting, the layering offered a more integrated chocolate-mint tasting experience than other mint-filled chocolates.

This six-ingredient patty (organic cacao, organic coconut butter, organic coconut sugar, organic cacao butter, organic peppermint essential oil, organic sunflower lecithin) was vegan, paleo-friendly, gluten free, soy free and dairy free. Yes, it's a bit pricey for a patty, but it did make us think we'd enjoy eating more like this on a regular basis.

*Coconut sugar is lower on the glycemic index. It's absorbed less rapidly than processed/white cane sugar. If you're not fond of coconut, you might try this anyway. This patty contained both coconut butter and sugar, but did not have a strong coconut flavor.

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