Thursday, November 22, 2018

Falize - Mint Dark Chocolate bar - Nov. 21, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Falize (DIPA Carole Martin)
Mint Dark Chocolate bar
Good +
Weight: 1.06 oz. (30 g.) / 3.52 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 165 calories in 3 squares of bar
Cost: $1.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Mint Theme Week.

Today's Falize Mint Dark Chocolate bar was made in France (DIPA Carole Martin, Cedex, France) and was similar to other, smooth dark chocolate mint bars featured this week.

This chocolate broke with a well-tempered* snap and had a pleasing aroma. The bar had the richness of dark chocolate (cacao percent was not listed) suffused with sweetness (sugar was the number one ingredient) and refreshing "natural mint flavor." It did contain some milk fat as well.**

*Well tempered refers to the process of heating and cooling chocolate in such a manner that in its final state it (the cocoa butter) possesses a stable crystalline structure (generally form V crystals) which produces chocolate with a longer shelf life as well as other desirable qualities. One of the characteristics of a well-tempered chocolate bar is that it breaks with a hard snap.

**Ingredients: sugar, unsweetened chocolate, anhydrous milk fat, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin (emulsifier), natural mint flavor 0.4%, natural vanilla flavor. 

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