Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Dr. Bronner's - Salted Almond Butter 70% Cocoa (bar) - Jan. 31, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Dr. Bronner's
Salted Almond Butter Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2.93 oz. (83 g.) in total bar
Calories: 170 calories in 1/3 bar
Cost: $3.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Sprouts, Mountain View, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Ghana Theme Week.

Today's Salted Almond Butter Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa (bar) sweetened with coconut sugar was made in Switzerland, and distributed by Dr. Bronner's (Vista, CA). 

Printed on each of the six segments were the words: "For, We, Are, All-One, Or None!, All-One!" A heart-felt sentiment--from the original Dr. Bronner's company founder, Emanual Bronner--that still appears on product packaging. Family members still run this business that was founded in 1948.

Yesterday's Dr. Bronner's 70% dark bar with almonds was similar to today's 70% dark bar with almond butter; but it featured roasted whole almonds in a solid, salted dark chocolate base vs. today's filled Salted Almond Butter bar (where the subtle dash of salt was in the Almond Butter filling). 

I enjoyed experiencing the similarities (in aroma and chocolate flavors), and the differences (the texture of the whole nuts and more separate layering of flavors that whole ingredients create, vs. a more uniformly blended ground nut and chocolate flavored filling).

The aroma notes of today's (and yesterday's) bar(s) included: pleasant dark chocolate, spice, green citrus herb, vanilla and faint nut. Both bars were made using organic and fairly traded West African cacao grown in Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Flavor notes for today's bar included rich, but smooth dark chocolate, with a light green citrus (oxalis) and faint floral spice (vanilla, marshmallow), and subtle, nutty notes and textures from ground almonds and hazelnuts.

Ingredients: Fair Trade Organic cocoa beans, Fair Trade Organic coconut sugar, organic almonds, Fair Trade Organic cocoa butter, sea salt, Organic hazelnuts, Fair Trade Organic Bourbon vanilla bean.

Allergen-related information: "Made on equipment that also processes almonds, hazelnuts, milk, coconut and soy."

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