Friday, February 16, 2018
Chocolate of the Day:
Pirate Brands, LLC
Chocolate Granola Fruit Coins
Weight: .8 oz. (23 g.) / 4 oz. (115 g.) in total box of 5 bags
Calories: 80 calories in 1 bag
Cost: $1.99 for 1 box of 5 bags
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate, Enchanted Islands and Pirates Theme Week.
These pirate-themed Chocolate Granola Fruit Coins—made in Canada and distributed by Pirate Brands, LLC (Parsippany, NJ)—were small compressed disks made of dates, raisins, oats, chocolate chips, dried coconut and quinoa. Each coin had a denomination (number) stamped on it. (Date doubloons?)
"Thar be chewy!" the pirate on the label advised. Aye, indeed they were, in a good way. The oats and quinoa helped give these snack pieces shape, and balanced out the sweetness from the dates and raisins. And the chocolate chips lent a rich flavor that tied together fruit and grain ingredients.
These fruit granola snack pieces contained "no artificial colors, preservatives or flavorings."