Thursday, March 24, 2022

Trader Joe's - Dark Chocolate Coffee Buzz Bar - Mar. 24, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Trader Joe's
Dark Chocolate Coffee Buzz Bar
Good +
Weight: .44 oz. (12.5 g.) / .88 oz. (25 g.) in total bar
Calories: 65 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: (gift from friend) - was part of $1.99 package of 4 small bars
Purchased from: Trader Joe's (missing location information)

Welcome to Day #12 of Chocolate and Colombia Theme Week.

Today's Dark Chocolate Coffee Buzz Bar from Trader Joe's (Monrovia, CA) was a "Product of Colombia."

This small bar was shared with me by a friend and had been part of a larger package of four, individually-wrapped bars. 

This bar had a powerful, roasted coffee aroma with chocolate and very faint kola nut notes. Note: this small bar contained 70 mg. of caffeine* per bar; and I felt energized just inhaling the aroma. 

The taste of this bar was relatively smooth and satisfying with coffee, true chocolate and faint, fleeting fruit/floral notes. There was a very slight granular or powdery feel (very faint astringency) in the texture, but it was not off-putting.

This small bar made with "Colombian Cocoa Nibs and Coffee Beans" offered robust flavors and was a great breakfast bar.

Ingredients: "Colombian cocoa nibs and coffee beans" - Cocoa mass, sugar, ground roasted coffee, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (emulsifier), natural vanilla flavor (Note: ingredients list was copied from website. I was not have access to the original packaging.)

Allergen-related information: Contains soy. May contain milk.

*One ounce (28 g.) of dark chocolate typically contains closer to 10 - 12 mg. of caffeine. This same amount of dark chocolate also includes the naturally-occurring stimulant, theobromine, found in cacao and other plants. Some people are more sensitive to caffeine; others may feel the effects of theobromine. Both are plant alkaloids with similar chemical structure.

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