Sunday, August 22, 2021

Macadamia Nuts Covered in Fine Dark Chocolate - Aug. 22, 2021

Chocolate of the Day  

Macadamia Cubierta de Chocolate Oscuro Fino
(Macadamia Nuts Covered in Fine Dark Chocolate)
Good +
Weight: 2.03 oz. (57.5 g.) / 4.06 oz. (115 g.) in total package
Calories: 298 calories in 2 servings (1/2 package)
Cost: $9.49 for 1 package
Purchased from: Piazza's, Palo Alto, CA 

Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Guatemala Theme Week.

Today's Macadamia Cubierta de Chocolate Oscuro Fino (Macadamia (Nuts) Covered in Fine Dark Chocolate) were from Chocola (Guatemala City, Guatemala, S.A.). The finished product was imported into the U.S. by Global Support, LLC.

This offering was made using Rainforest Alliance Certified cacao grown in Guatemala, and macadamia nuts that were also from Guatemala.

The aroma notes included: fruit and green herb (light persimmon, lemon sorrel, sour grass (oxalis)) and dark chocolate.

The rich, dark 50% chocolate formed a smooth shiny coating around the macadamia nuts--that had authentic (alternating characteristic rich, sweet and bland) mac nut notes. It was nice to be able to taste these mild nuts, that can be easily overwhelmed by other stronger flavors.

Also in the flavor mix: fleeting earth/soil, nut/dark chocolate, fruit (very faint overripe blueberry), and very faint, almost smokey, floral vanilla notes. These 50% cacao Chocola nuts offered a more interesting tasting experience than similar chocolate covered nut offerings found on U.S. supermarket shelves. More flavor(s). More fun.

Ingredients: "Dark chocolate 50% (sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, soy lecithin (emulsifier), natural vanilla), macadamia, acacia (glazing agent)."

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


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