Saturday, July 20, 2019

Fossa Chocolate - 70% Dark Sea Salt bar - July 20, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Fossa Chocolate Pte Ltd
70% Dark Sea Salt (bar)
Good +++ - Very Good
Weight: 1.236 oz. (35 g.) in total bar
Calories: 190 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and (Sea) Salt Theme Week.

Today's 70% Dark Sea Salt bar was crafted in Singapore by Fossa Chocolate.

The texture of this bar was compact and creamy; and the aroma and flavor was very appealing and, well, yummy. You can tell when you're enjoying a bar when you want it all for yourself, even though you almost always share your chocolate with someone else.

Yes, this bar was, as the tasting notes read: "creamy and full-bodied Pak Eddy* 70% dark chocolate,  accompanied by the delicate crunch from hand-harvested sea salt."

Seeing the visible salt on the back, led me to think this might be adorned by a bit more salt that I would care for, but it did not overpower the fine flavor of the chocolate which had fruit, nut, true chocolate and great, subtle fermentation notes.

*The source of the cacao for this organic, gluten free and vegan Fossa Chocolate bar was a single estate in Indonesia run by Pak Eddy (a local term loosely translated as Uncle Eddy). Pak Eddy cultivates, ferments and dries the cacao before sending it to Fossa. The results speak to a successful relationship.

RXBAR - Chocolate Sea Salt protein bar - July 19, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chicago Bar Company LLC
RXBAR - Chocolate Sea Salt 12 g. Protein bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.83 oz. (52 g.) in total bar
Calories: 210 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $1.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, Mountain View, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Sea Salt Theme Week.

Today's RXBAR Chocolate Sea Salt* 12 g. Protein bar was distributed by Chicago Bar Company LLC (Chicago, IL).

This gluten free bar had a chewy, satisfying texture and flavor. Nut pieces (almond) were visible with each bite. The chocolate flavor was somewhat muted, but still present. The bar wasn't too sweet. (No added sugar, just 2 dates. Thank you!).

The short list of ingredients, and transparency regarding the ingredients list (highlighted on the front of the wrapper), were also much appreciated.

*While crystals of salt were visible on one side, this bar was not as salty as it looked. The salt and sweet levels were quite well balanced (also appreciated). 

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