Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Goodio Craft Chocolate - Wild Blueberry 61% bar - Oct. 22, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Goodio Craft Chocolate
Wild Blueberry 61% bar
Good ++
Weight: 1.7 oz. (48 g.) in total bar
Calories: 270 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $9.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Goodio Craft Chocolate, online order

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Blueberries Theme Week.

Today's Wild Blueberry 61% bar was made by Goodio Craft Chocolate (Helsinki, Finland).

This raw, organic and vegan bar (made with stone ground cacao) had a coconut aroma and flavor and creamy smooth melt and texture. 

It was difficult to see or taste the wild blueberry/fruit in this bar, in part because the added berries were in powdered form and were thoroughly incorporated into the chocolate. (You'll find no chewy berries pressed into the back, or gritty fruit powders.)

The finished product had a pleasant chocolate flavor and lingering finish with a touch of dark berry. This bar was sweetened with organic coconut palm sugar* which contributed a bit of flavor without creating a sugar rush (thank you). 

The chocolate was satisfying without being too sweet—a nice surprise given that conventional 61% cacao chocolates often taste quite sweet.

Ingredients: Organic cacao beans, organic coconut palm sugar, organic cacao butter, organic coconut flakes, organic blueberry powder

*Coconut palm sugar has been shown to score lower on the glycemic index than cane sugar.
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