Friday, September 17, 2021

TCHO - Organic Toasted Cornflake 47% cacao milk chocolate (bar) - Sept. 17, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Organic Toasted Cornflake 47% cacao (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1.25 oz. (35 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 190 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $1.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate Breakfast Surprise Week, featuring chocolates from the Chocolate Banquet vault*--some with breakfast-themed flavor inclusions, and some that are wild card breakfast picks.

Today's Organic Toasted Cornflake milk chocolate (bar) was from TCHO Ventures, Inc. (Berkeley, CA).

The aroma notes in today's bar (in order of appearance) included a fleeting, slightly sharp chocolate note (when the inner foil wrapper was first opened) that quickly softened to include sugar, milk, cereal and very faint oxalis (bright green, citrus) and barely there sweet fruit notes.

This blend of creamy, almost fudgey, dark milk chocolate and crunchy corn flake pieces created a nicely-balanced textural experience.

The flavor notes included true chocolate (brownie), milk and cereal, very subtle tart-sweet (oxalis, faint sweet lemonade with berry jam) as well as fleeting floral and warm spice (vanilla), bittersweet chocolate, very light toasted corn, and a slight, highly muffled, balanced earth note.

Ingredients: Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic whole milk, organic and fair trade certified cocoa butter, organic cornflakes (organic corn meal and/or organic yellow corn flour, organic cane sugar, organic honey, sea salt), non-fat milk, soy lecithin, vanilla

Allergen-related information: (Contains milk.) "May contain traces of tree nuts. Cornflakes used in this product may contain traces of peanuts."

*The Chocolate Banquet vault consists of a small storage area with a wine refrigerator (turned up to the "warmest" setting) and insulated storage containers.

Note: I sample daily chocolates in the morning. Technically every morning I have a chocolate breakfast. But, some chocolates are more compatible with the idea of a typical American breakfast than others.

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