Friday, June 29, 2018
Chocolate of the Day:
Coconut Nectar Crunch bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) in total bar
Calories: 170 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $2.99 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.
The coconut featured in this chocolate is not coconut "meat" or "cream," but rather coconut sugar* used as a sweetener in instead of refined cane sugar.
Today's 70% Cacao Coconut Nectar Crunch bar was made with raw organic cacao and cocoa butter (giving the chocolate a relatively mild, dark flavor); organic coconut sugar and raw vanilla bean (yielding a pleasant crunchy texture with natural sweetness); and a touch of sea salt.
This dairy free, soy free, vegan and paleo bar was made by Wilde Chocolate (Santa Cruz, CA).
*Coconut palm sugar (produced from coconut palm flower bud/stem sap) generally scores lower on the glycemic index and in a less refined form imparts a bit of natural sugar flavor. It does not generally yield a strong coconut flavor.