Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Califia - Choc-A-Maca with Moonstruck Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles - April 3, 2018

Chocolate(s) of the Day: 

Califia Farms
Choc-A-Maca Protein (beverage)
Weight: 5.25 fl. oz. (155 g.) / 10.5 fl. oz. (310 mL) in total bottle
Calories: 80 calories in 1/2 bottle
Cost: $0.49 for 1 bottle
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. 
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles
Weight: .775 oz. (22 g.) / 3.1 oz. (88 g.) in total package of 4
Calories: 116 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $17.00 for 1 package
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Strawberries Theme Week.
Today's Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles from Moonstruck Chocolate Co. (Portland, CA) were creatively designed to look like strawberries.

However, because these sweet, strawberry-shaped chocolate confections, it was discovered, had been featured here before (as part of a Moonstruck summer fruit sampler a few years ago), another chocolate item was needed today.

Fortunately, there were back-up chocolates available, and duplication was avoided once again.
And, the primary chocolate today became a plant protein drink from Califia* Farms (Bakersfield, CA, with corporate offices in the downtown arts district of Los Angeles, CA).

The company's Choc-A-Maca Protein Almondmilk** beverage had a relatively creamy texture and authentic "chocolate milk" taste, with a slight plant (pea, rice) protein texture and aftertaste.

*Queen Califia of Spanish legend ruled over the mythical island of California. 

**Ingredients: Almondmilk (water, almonds), cane sugar, pea protein isolate, cocoa liquor, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), natural flavors, calcium carbonate, brown rice protein, maca root, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, potassium citrate, monk fruit juice concentrate, locust bean gum, gellan gum

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