The Chocolate Cartel
Red Chile + Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
Good - Good +
Weight: .75 oz. (21.25 g.) / 1.5 oz. (42.5 g.) in total package
Calories: 112.5 calories (per label) in .75 oz. (21.25 g.) serving
Cost: $4.99 for 1 package
Purchased from: Airport Shop (ABQ), Albuquerque, NM
Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and New Mexico Theme Week.
Today's Red Chile + Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds were from The Chocolate Cartel (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
The Chocolate Cartel partners with local businesses for their chocolates with flavor inclusions. For example, the chiles today could have some from "The Chile Guy." And the lavender in tomorrow's bar comes from Los Poblanos, the site of a historic inn and organic lavender farm.
This red chile laced offering incorporated a blend of Western flavors. These spicy almonds had a slightly malty, nutty aroma and a light touch of dark chocolate with a hot, red chili sizzle in the middle. The almonds helped to balance the heat.
Ingredients included: Cocoa liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla, lecithin, caramelized almonds, vanilla extract, dried red chile, spices, sugar, cornstarch.