Monday, January 6, 2020

Hu Kitchen - Hu Chocolate-Covered Hunks Almonds + Sea Salt - Jan. 6, 2020

Chocolate of the Day: 

Hu Kitchen
Hu Chocolate-Covered Hunks Almonds + Sea Salt
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) /4 oz. (113 g.) in total package
Calories: 170 calories in 1 oz. serving
Cost: $6.95 for 1 package
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Mill Valley, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Hit the Trail with Chocolate Theme Week.

Today's Hu Kitchen Almonds + Sea Salt Chocolate-Covered Hunks, distributed by Hu Products LLC (NY, NY), made for a high-end trail snack.

Hu Kitchen offers chocolate bars, hunks, gems and gluten-free crackers -- snacks made with simple, healthy ingredients for hu(mans).

The "hunks" (pieces) consisted of whole almonds coated with rustic-looking chocolate (made with house-ground cacao) that lacked the glossy exterior that many chocolate covered items have. By avoiding confectioners glaze, the ingredients list* was made shorter and perhaps more benign. (Hu founders (and siblings), Jordan Brown and Jessica Karp, wanted to leave out glaze that was largely "chemically-treated insect goo" and other iffy additives and substances.)

The chocolate coating (no percent listed) tasted authentic and smooth. Sweetened with coconut sugar, these weren't too sweet (thank you!). And a well-balanced touch of sea salt added a perfect hint of savory.

Ingredients: Almonds, organic cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter, sea salt.

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