Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Helsinki Heaven - ChocOat Cool Mint Oat Milk Chocolate bar - Feb. 8, 2020

Chocolate of the Day: 

ChocOat - Cool Mint Oat Milk Chocolate bar
(manufactured by Helsinki Heaven OY)
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 137 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $3.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Oats Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Finland Theme Week.

Hello Finland! I was delighted to find enough (7) bars to have a Finland-based chocolate week. Bars from Finland-based Helsinki Heaven feature heavily this week. The company is affiliated with Goodio Craft Chocolate, founded in 2015. This company has been producing a variety of tasty vegan chocolate bars in the last few years.

It makes sense to segue from a chocolate + oats theme week to a Finland-related chocolate week, as Finland has, arguably, the highest oat consumption per capita of almost any other country. So, if I'm going to sample oat milk chocolates, let's begin in Finland.

Today's ChocOat Cool Mint Oat Milk Chocolate bar was manufactured by Helsinki Heaven OY (Helsinki, Finland).

This bar had a slight menthol and citrus aroma, and a clean, natural sage-mint flavor.
The mouthfeel and texture was smooth and uniform. The finish had light chocolate and citrus-mint notes.

The relatively new line of Helsinki Heaven oat milk chocolate bars be quite as creamy as dark milk chocolate bars made with milk, but they're certainly satisfactory and provide a nice dairy-free alternative chocolate.

Last, but not least, this chocolate was not too sweet (thank you!).

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