Guava (filled chocolate)
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) (estimate) in 6-piece assortment box
Calories: 77 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $21.00 for a 6-piece assortment box
Purchased from: Exquisito Chocolates, online order
Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Fruit Theme Week.
Today's Guava chocolate was from Exquisito Chocolates (Little Havana, Miami, FL). It was one flavor in a 6-piece Artisan Collection assortment box.
The filling in this festively-painted (red) dark chocolate was smooth, almost velvety. This flavorful dark chocolate center was infused with fully incorporated fruit--Florida-grown guava--that contributed a very subtle, diffuse bright fruitiness.
Guavas likely originated in Central and South America--where cacao trees first developed. Today, guava fruit is commercially grown primarily in Florida, Hawaii and California in the U.S.
I'm hoping to (one day) enjoy guavas from the two small guava trees in my back yard in Northern California.
In the meantime, I enjoyed this chocolate and the highly edible fuschia and pale pink flowers on my pineapple guava species. (Most other guava flowers are white.) Pineapple guava flowers have a mild, sweet tropical fruit punch flavor.
Ingredients: (Not listed on box)
Allergen-related information: (Not listed on box)
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