Monday, March 28, 2022

Oregon Bark - Lou Whistle Molasses Pecan Chew in Chocolate - Mar. 28, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Oregon Bark 
Lou Whistle Molasses Pecan Chew in Chocolate 
Good ++
Weight: 1.1 oz. (32 g.) in total bar
Calories: 169 calories (estimate) in 1 package of two small bars
Cost: $3.75 for 1 package of 2 small bars
Purchased from: East West Bookstore, Mountain View, CA

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate Snacks Theme Week.

Today's Lou Whistle Molasses Pecan Chew in Chocolate was from Oregon Bark (Portland, OR) in collaboration with/made with Ranger Chocolate Co. (Portland, OR).

These adult candy bars (two individually wrapped small bars in 1 package) was not your grandparents' chocolate covered caramel nut bar. The aroma and flavor notes conjured up a picnic in the forest, with molasses, brown sugar with hints of tree sugar sap (sugar maple tree); green lemon-herb (oxalis--tart, lemony sour grass, wood sorrel growing under redwoods); and woodsy, sweet nut (light wood bark, pecan) notes. 

A thin layer of dark chocolate enveloped a sweet, very flavorful interior--a chewy (dairy free) caramel-y nut center with an end-of-the-rainbow pot of of sweet, woodsy, green and gold flavors mentioned above, warmed by mild notes of roasted wood and vanilla.

Ingredients: Organic sugar, organic rice syrup, organic coconut oil, pecans, organic molasses, salt, vanilla, organic chocolate (organic cacao beans, organic sugar, organic cacao butter, vanilla)

Allergen-related information: "Contains pecans, coconut. Made on equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts." 

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