Friday, August 20, 2021

Chocola - Pumpkin Seeds Covered in Fine Dark Chocolate - Aug. 20, 2021

Chocolate of the Day  

Pepitoria Cubierta de Chocolate Oscuro Fino
(Pepitas Covered in Fine Dark Chocolate)
Good +
Weight: 2.03 oz. (57.5 g.) / 4.06 oz. (115 g.) in total package
Calories: 272 calories in 2.03 oz. serving (1/2 package)
Cost: $9.49 for 1 package
Purchased from: Piazza's, Palo Alto, CA 

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Guatemala Theme Week.

Today's Pumpkin Seeds Covered in Fine Dark Chocolate were made by Chocola (Guatemala City, Guatemala, S.A.). Both pumpkin seeds and cacao were from Guatemala.

These small, nubby, elliptically-shaped, chocolate-covered pieces had a balanced, sweet, green, seedy aroma and lightly fibrous seed texture with a soft crunch.

The sweet dark chocolate seeds had flavor notes that included: earth, nut, seed and roasted (faint coffee latte) notes. A tiny hint of vanilla added some warmth. A relatively thin chocolate coating enabled one to taste both the pumpkin seeds and chocolate.

Ingredients: Dark chocolate 50% (sugar, cocoa butter, cacao liquor, soy lecithin (emulsifier), natural vanilla, Guatemalan pumpkin seeds, gum arabic (glazing agent). 

Allergen-related information: "Contains tree nuts, soy products and may contain traces of peanuts."

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