Spicy Chipotle with Cacao Nibs and Cayenne Pepper 73% Cacao bar
Good - Good +
Weight: .8 oz. (22.5 g.) / 1.6 oz. (45 g.) in total bar
Calories: 135 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $5.59 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Spices Theme Week.
Today's Spicy Chipotle with Cacao Nibs and Cayenne Pepper 73% Cacao bar was from Choquiero Chocolate (Grass Valley, CA).* The company sources "Heirloom, Wild, Arriba Criollo cacao from small farmers in Central America.
This organic, fair trade and vegan bar had a dark chocolate aroma with a hint of spicy pepper (chipotle and cayenne). It was studded with crunchy cacao nibs on the back of the bar, sweetened with coconut sugar, and there was a small heat flare in the finish from the cayenne pepper.
*Choquiero is California-based, with roots in a few locations. The company was "born in Oakland in 2013," and this bar was made in Santa Cruz, CA.