Friday, September 9, 2022
Hu - Almond Crunch Dark Chocolate Organic 70% (bar) - Sept. 7, 2022
Chocolate of the Day
Hu Products LLC
Almond Crunch Dark Chocolate Organic 70% Cacao (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.05 oz. (30 g.) / 2.1 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 180 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $6.59 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Nuts Theme Week.
Today's Almond Crunch Dark Chocolate Organic 70% Cacao (bar) was distributed by Hu Products LLC (Austin, TX). The company got its start with Hu Kitchen in New York City; and they now offer a variety of chocolates and snacks (gems, hunks, grain-free cookies, other) made with organic and paleo-friendly ingredients.
Aroma notes included: dark chocolate (dark ganache) and subtle nut (almond) notes.
This Organic, Fairtrade 70% cacao dark bar had rich, relatively well-preserved smooth cacao, nut (almond bits) and sea salt flavors with slightly crunchy texture (from almonds and sea salt) and a very faint, fleeting earth note.
The company uses its organic, house-ground cacao as a base for its bars. Coconut palm sugar added a little flavor warmth and (being lower on the glycemic index) slowed down the sugar rush. This was a simple, five-ingredient bar with enough flavor complexity to extend a bit beyond the basics.
Ingredients: Organic and fairtrade certified cacao, organic unrefined coconut sugar, organic fairtrade cocoa butter, organic almonds, sea salt.
Allergen-related information: "Contains almond and coconut. May contain traces of cashew and hazelnut. Allergen cleans made prior to production, but beware that product is produced using equipment that also processes tree nuts, soy, peanuts, milk, and wheat."