Saturday, January 12, 2019

Chocolate Always - 70% Cacao with Raisins & Almonds Organic Dark Chocolate Bar - Jan. 12, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chocolate Always
70% Cacao with Raisins and Almonds Organic Dark Chocolate Bar
Good - Good +
Weight: .875 oz. (25 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories in 1/4 bar
Cost: $ missing information 
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Week.

Today's 70% Cacao with Raisins and Almonds Organic Dark Chocolate Bar was made in Peru for Chocolate Always (Weston, FL).

This dark chocolate bar contained bits of roasted almonds and organic raisins that added pleasing crunchy texture and dried fruit notes to a smooth dark base.

Bloom gloom
Apologies for the photo of the bar. I hesitate showing any bar that has some slight white discoloration or "bloom" on it. People work hard to make bean-to-bar (or any) chocolate and to deliver chocolate to consumers, but temperature fluctuations in transit can wreak havoc on appearances.

This discoloration did not really affect the flavor. And if you buy chocolate, it is inevitable that you'll open bars that have experienced a momentary encounter that caused separation of ingredients (or change in cacao butter crystal structure) after sitting in the bright sunlight on a loading dock or in a truck or storage area. This can happen anywhere in the 1,000+ mile journey a bar might have traveled to get to a store near me. (Expiration date was in May 2019, so age was not a factor.)

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