Chocolate of the Day
"Magician" Strawberry + Hibiscus Milk Chocolate 56% cacao (bar)
Weight: 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar
Calories: 400 calories (per label) in 1 bar
Cost: $6.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate, Fruit and Flowers Theme Week. Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate.
On the menu this Independence Day: potato salad and fruit salad (watermelon, strawberries, banana and blueberries), plus this red, white and blue packaged, fruit and floral Antidote milk chocolate bar.
Today's "Magician" Strawberry + Hibiscus Milk Chocolate 56% Cacao (bar) was from Ms. Red Thalhammer--self-described "Austrian chocolate dreamer," and chief maker--at Antidote Chocolate (Brooklyn, NY).
The back of this bar was a festive field of red bits. and had an aroma with strawberry, tart red, floral fruit and dried red plum notes.
This dark milk chocolate had a creamy melt and texture; and the tiny pieces of freeze-dried strawberry added some soft crunch.
The dark milk chocolate had smooth dark chocolate flavor, with a faint, occasional and balanced (by the milk) earth note.
Ingredients: Cacao beans (56% cacao Arriba Nacional), cacao butter, milk powder, whole cane sugar, strawberries, red hibiscus, sunflower lecithin.
Allergen-related information: "Made in a facility that handles soy and nuts."