Thursday, January 31, 2019

Skinny Dipped Almonds - Dark Chocolate Raspberry - Jan. 30, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Skinny Dipped Almonds
Dark Chocolate Raspberry 
Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 3.5 oz. (99 g.) in total package
Calories: 150 calories in 1 serving
Cost: $2.99 for 1 serving
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Raspberry Theme Week.
Today's Dark Chocolate Raspberry Skinny Dipped Almonds were distributed by Wild Things Snacks, Inc. (Seattle, WA). Whole roasted almonds were surrounded by dark chocolate and dusted with a light tart-sweet, raspberry coating. 

Packaged in a resealable pouch, these almonds were "skinny" in that they lacked the thick confectionary coating that nuts are often are smothered in. They had "way less sugar," and, it was true, they were "...more delicious." 

The mother and daughter behind these almonds wanted to develop a healthier version of the traditional chocolate covered nuts. They chose almonds as a base. And other choices included lower sugar levels while avoiding artificial ingredients and sweeteners (thank you). The pasteurized almonds were treated with heat, not with PPO (a fumigant). And organic maple sugar was used to supplement the sugar that was part of the chocolate. 

(Note to those avoiding allergens: these nuts did contain soy (lecithin) and dairy, in the form of milk fat (butter).)

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