Thursday, October 4, 2018

Whole Foods Market - Dark Chocolate Bar with Almonds - Oct. 4, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Whole Foods Market
Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds 57% Cacao bar
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 235 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $2.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Whole Foods Market, Los Altos, CA

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Almond Theme Week.

Today's Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds 57% Cacao bar was purchased at a local Whole Foods Market (based in Austin, TX*).

A smooth, but somewhat flat**, Forastero-like**, organic dark chocolate base surrounded pieces of organic, dry roasted almonds and a touch of organic ground vanilla bean(s).

The bar was made with 90% Fair Trade Certified Ingredients and lacked emulsifiers and/or less desirable ingredients (thank you).

*Whole Foods Market is now part of
** Forastero is a popular, robust variety of cacao with bold, dense dark flavor. The largest source of Forastero cacao beans is West Africa; but it is also grown in most other cacao-producing countries (Ecuador, Brazil and elsewhere). The dark flavor is a bit like gazing into a dense, dark, still jungle, full but flattened somehow—the jungle being so thick that no light (or in this case fruit or other flavor notes) are either present or able to shine through. 

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