Sunday, April 25, 2021

Theo Chocolate - Organic Coffee Toffee 70% Dark Chocolate (bar) - Apr. 24, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Theo Chocolate 
Organic Coffee Toffee 70% Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 240 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $3.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Farm Fresh To You CSA box, add-on item 

Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and R,S,T,U Theme Week, featuring chocolate items with origins and flavor inclusions that start with the letters RST and/or U, e.g. toffee. 

Today's Organic Coffee Toffee 70% Dark Chocolate (bar) was created by Theo Chocolate (Seattle, WA).

I used to drink coffee. I loved the taste, and especially the aroma. And the aroma of this chocolate evoked that memory. The aroma: ground coffee, cocoa, fruit, and butter, followed by balanced savory/leather, shading into earthy cocoa notes. 

The base dark chocolate was smooth. (The source of the cacao was Democratic Republic of Congo and Peru; and the coffee was grown in Peru.)

Bits of sweet toffee and coffee yielded textural contrast and flavor (including ground coffee flavor without ground coffee grit). The rich, gem-like, softly crunchy bits of sweet toffee sparkled against a backdrop of bold, deep dark chocolate with a balanced earthiness. This rich mix of flavors lingered into the finish.

Theo Chocolate's description of this bar: "Coffee perks up your body. Chocolate perks up your soul. There's nothing better than this blend of crunchy toffee, dark chocolate, and rich coffee made with organic ingredients."

Ingredients: Organic, fair trade cocoa beans; organic, fair trade cane sugar; organic toffee (organic, fair trade cane sugar, organic butter, organic dried corn syrup, water, sea salt); organic, fair trade cocoa butter; organic, fair trade ground coffee beans. Contains 95% Fair Trade Ingredients.

Allergen-related information: Contains milk. Made in a facility that handles peanuts, eggs and sesame and on equipment that also processes milk, wheat and tree nuts. (No soy, gluten-free, Kosher dairy.)


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