Thursday, July 29, 2021

ChocXO Chocolatier - Choc Keto Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds - July 28, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

ChocXO Chocolatier
Choc Keto - Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds 
Good +
Weight: 1.06 oz. (30 g.) / 3.52 oz. (100 g.) in total package 
Calories: 170 calories in 1 serving (10 pieces) (1.06 oz. (30 g.))
Cost: $6.99 for 1 package
Purchased from: The Market at Edgewood, Palo Alto, CA 

Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Almonds Theme Week(s).

Today's Choc Keto Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds were made in Canada for ChocXO Chocolatier (Irvine, CA). (The company also offers dark chocolate almond butter cups and other dark chocolates.)

These glossy, dark chocolate covered almonds were made with deep, dark 85% cacao chocolate, making them far less sweet-tasting (due to proportionately less sugar). The bold chocolate had a moderate but balanced bitterness (that became more appealing with each bite) with faint earth and roasted notes. 

While more robust in flavor than most confectionery equivalents, this dark chocolate covering still let the inner, authentic almond flavor through. The result: a satisfying, creamy and crunchy, roasted nutty snack with a relatively clean finish.

For the keto-curious, there were 8 grams of total carbohydrates (4 were dietary fiber). The net total sugars/carbohydrate level was 4 grams) per serving (10 pieces)--about half of what I'd normally expect.

Ingredients: Organic dark chocolate (organic cocoa mass, organic cocoa butter, organic low-fat cocoa powder, organic cane sugar, organic vanilla extract), almonds, sugar (glucose), tapioca dextrin, confectionery glaze.

Allergen-related information: "Contains almonds. Produced on equipment that also processes: milk, soy, peanuts, other tree nuts."

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