Sunday, May 17, 2020

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company - Intense Dark Salted Caramel Cascade (bar) - May 17, 2020

Chocolate of the Day: 

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Intense Dark Salted Caramel Cascade (bar)
Good +
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 120 calories in 1 serving of bar (2 squares)
Cost: $2.50 for 1 bar (2 bars for $5.00)
Purchased from: Walgreens, midtown Palo Alto, CA

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

Today's Intense Dark Salted Caramel Cascade (bar) was from Ghirardelli Chocolate Company (San Leandro, CA).

Most mass market chocolates tend to be very sweet. Add caramel to the mix and one can't taste the chocolate that's covering a mass of sugary goo. Thankfully, this dark chocolate (I wouldn't use the term "intense," but it) was smooth. And the sweetness level was held in check by the inclusion of sea salt.

I liked the thinness of this filled chocolate bar. A layer of crunchy and slightly chewy sweet caramel bits was sandwiched between two ultra-thin layers of dark chocolate, making these balanced flavors rapidly accessible.

Ingredients: Sugar, unsweetened chocolate, glucose syrup (wheat), cocoa butter, milk fat, cream (milk), butter (cream, salt), nonfat dry milk, sea salt, natural flavor, soy lecithin, salt, vanilla extract. 
Note: there may be traces of wheat/gluten in this bar.

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