Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Fazer Confectionery Ltd. - Nordi Dark Chocolate Lingonberry, Oat Crumble Almond Sea Salt Snacking Thins - Sept. 22, 2020
Chocolate of the Day
Fazer Confectionery Ltd.
Nordi Dark Chocolate Lingonberry, Oat Crumble Almond and Sea Salt Snacking Thins
Weight: 2.12 oz. (60 g.) / 4.02 oz. (114 g.) in total package
Calories: 320 calories in 2 servings
Cost: $1.99 (estimate) in 1 package
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate, Nuts and More Theme Week.
Today's Nordi Dark Chocolate Lingonberry, Oat Crumble Almond and Sea Salt Snacking Thins were from Fazer Confectionery Ltd. (Vantaa, Finland).
These dark chocolate, roundish snack thins were the wonderfully slim, making them very easy to consume. Smooth dark chocolate encased crunchy bits (almonds, oat crumble) and tart-sweet, ruby-colored bits of lingonberry.*
The classic snack attractiveness formula calls for just the right blend of salt and sugar smoothness and crunchiness, and a bit of fat. And, these dark chocolate thins with nuts and other inclusions* from this large confectionery company--that produces baked goods, cookies and snacks in Finland--hits the addictive snack formula on the nose, and it manages to do so without artificial or extra additives, preservatives or colors.
*Lingonberries added something special, perhaps exotic, for U.S. snack fans who may not be familiar with this berry that grows wild in the Northern Hemisphere. It is probably the most popular wild berry in Finland where today's snack originated. (The average Finn harvests several pounds of wild berries each year, perhaps as much as 22 pounds (10 kg.) per year by one estimate.) Lingonberries are likely being picked in northern Boreal forests right now (fall) as I write this.
The round, red lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) looks and tastes like a smaller version of the American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) with occasional notes of red currant and raspberry.
Ingredients: Dark chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, reduced fat cocoa powder, natural vanilla flavor), oat crisp (oat flour, rice seminola, sugar, apple fiber, corn flour, salt), roasted almonds, dried lingonberry, sea salt.