Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Morsey's Creamery - Stracciatella Gelato; Off The Farm - Dark Chocolate Fudge GF Energy Bar - Oct. 1, 2019

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

Morsey's Creamery
Stracciatella Gelato (buffalo milk)
Good +
Weight: unknown - 2 scoop cup + dark chocolate shavings
Calories: unknown
Cost: $7.50 for 1 cup with two scoops
Purchased from: Morsey's Creamery, Palo Alto, CA

Off The Farm Foods, Inc.
Dark Chocolate Fudge Gluten Free Energy Bar
Good +
Weight: 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 346 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $2.79 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Farm Supply Company, San Luis Obispo, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Cowboy Country Theme Week, and another double feature day.

Morsey's Creamery - Gelato made from buffalo milk
I visited Morsey's Creamery (Palo Alto) again this evening (see write-up yesterday) to try their Stracciatella gelato (made from buffalo milk), topped with dark chocolate shavings. This was creamy gelato at its best, and not too sweet.

Thanks also to the herd of 400 water buffalo cows up near Sacramento (each with given names I'm told) making this all possible, and to those caring for them.

Off the Farm - Dark Fudge Energy Bar
And, a suitable second chocolate course seemed to be a Dark Chocolate Fudge Gluten Free Energy Bar from Off The Farm Foods, Inc., based in Redding, CA, where they still have cows, cowboys and a rodeo.

Off The Farm has focused on creating minimally processed energy and protein bars. And, this bar did look authentically hand-crafted rather than being compressed and squeezed out on an assembly line, making it more appealing. It looked more like a piece of individually-wrapped chocolate cake, or a brownie with nuts, seeds and oats. It had a soft chewy texture with some heft (nuts, seeds and grains provided 9 grams of protein).

Although with 49 grams of total carbs, I felt slightly less energetic than I thought I might afterwards, and ready to take a nap. This would be a good meal replacement bar, for hungry cowboys, rather than a snack. (I'd tried a similar bar a few years ago.)

Ingredients: Dates, cashews, non-GMO corn fiber, gluten free oats, almonds, apples, chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, processed with potassium carbonate, sugar, coco butter, sunflower lecithin), cocoa powder, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sunflower oil, Himalayan pink salt.

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