Saturday, April 4, 2020

MIA Chocolate - 65% Almond and Coconut (bar) - Apr. 4, 2020

Chocolate of the Day: 

MIA Chocolate
65% Almond and Coconut (bar)
Good +
Weight: 2.65 oz. (75 g.) in total bar
Calories: 420 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $6.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from:, online order

Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Nuts Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.

Today's Almond and Coconut (bar) was from MIA Chocolate (London, UK), a social concern that sources cacao grown in Madagascar and works to produce bean-to-bar chocolate in Africa.

The bar's description read: "flakes of salted almond and crunchy coconut have been sprinkled liberally over 65% dark chocolate..." The dark chocolate base had a slight tart, bright fruit note often associated with cacao grown in Madagascar.

The bits of almond and coconut pressed into the back of the bar were quite small and so did not overwhelm, but rather added subtle flavor and texture. And the sweet and salt balance was very deft. There was not too much of either, allowing the rich chocolate flavor to shine through.

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