Saturday, August 28, 2021

Perfect Bar - Dark Chocolate Mint Refrigerated Peanut Butter Cups - Aug. 28, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Perfect Bar LLC
Dark Chocolate Mint Refrigerated Peanut Butter Cups
Good +
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) in total package of 2 cups
Calories: 210 calories in 2 cups
Cost: $2.00 (sale) for 1 package of 2 cups
Purchased from: Sprouts Farmers Market, Mountain View, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Cold Chocolate Theme Week.

Today's "Perfect Snacks" Dark Chocolate Mint Refrigerated Peanut Butter Cups were from Perfect Bar LLC (San Diego, CA).

These cool, filled chocolates had a pleasing peppermint-infused chocolate aroma.
Smooth dark chocolate surrounded a thick, coarsely ground, authentic-tasting nutty center with myriad tiny peanut bits and other ingredients (see below). 

The refreshing dark chocolate mint flavor was made moreso because the cups were refrigerated. These cool chocolates were perfect for eating during a heat wave. (And we are having one this week; so cold chocolates have been extra enjoyable.)

The chocolate, mint and peanut flavors were nicely balanced, and harmonized well. These cups were not too sweet or salty, and that allowed for greater enjoyment of the underlying flavors (thank you).

The decision to incorporate 7 grams of protein (in 2 cups), primarily from peanuts, milk and rice protein--as well as the inclusion of various "superfood" powders and oils (from fruits, vegetables, seeds)--made these cups a substantial and satisfying (more filling) snack as well. 

Ingredients: Organic peanut butter, organic and fair trade dark chocolate (organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin), organic honey, organic non-fat dry milk, organic cocoa, organic rice protein, organic dried whole egg powder, organic vanilla extract, dried whole food powders (organic kale, organic flax seed, organic rose hip, organic orange, organic lemon, organic papaya, organic tomato, organic apple, organic alfalfa, organic celery, organic kelp, organic dulse*, organic carrot, organic spinach), organic sunflower lecithin, peppermint oil, organic flax seed oil, organic sunflower oil, organic sesame seed olive oil, organic pumpkin seed oil. 

Allergen-related information: "Contains peanuts, milk, and eggs." (Also some sesame.) "Produced on equipment also handling tree nuts. May contain occasional nut shells."

*Dulse is a dark red, edible seaweed that contains minerals (iodine, potassium) and omega-3 fatty acids.

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