Chocolate of the Day
Coconut Almonds Dark Chocolate
Weight: 1.41 oz. (40 g.) / 7 oz. (200 g.) in total package
Calories: 220 calories in 1 serving
Cost; $2.99 for 1 package
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week, where I'm featuring a mix of bean-to-bar chocolate bars as well as coconut and chocolate coconut snacks.
Today's Coconut Almonds Dark Chocolate pieces were created by the Lamontagne family at Lamontagne Chocolate Inc. (Sherbrooke (QC) Canada).
The aroma of this sweet coconut chocolate candy immediately took me to memories of a summer day at the beach redolent of coconut-scented suntan oil, and coconut vanilla cake bought at the store. My first thought was, I'll need to eat a lot of green vegetables today to balance out all this sugary goodness.
At the heart of each glossy round was a whole roasted almond. Said almond was surrounded by a layer of sweet white chocolate and coconut flakes, covered with a dark chocolate outer layer and finished with confectioners glaze.
And, yes, these pieces were quite sweet and enhanced by "natural flavors" and preservatives. The sugars eclipsed any subtleties of flavor that might have been there with the cacao in the dark chocolate, but that wasn't really the point with this sandwich of confectionery ingredients. These were meant to be fun, to satisfy a sweet tooth.
The after-taste was one of coconut cake.
Ingredients: White chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, soy lecithin (an emulsifier), natural vanilla extract), dark chocolate (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (emulsifier), salt, natural vanilla extract), whole roasted almonds, coconut (sugar, dextrose, salt), water, corn syrup, sugar, gum arabic, potassium sorbate (preservative), citric acid, confectioner's glaze, vegetable oil, natural flavor.