Saturday, September 10, 2022

SkinnyDipped - Almond Sea Salt Dark Chocolate (bar) - Sept. 9, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Almond Sea Salt Dark Chocolate (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.06 oz. (30 g.) / 2.8 oz. (79 g.) in total bar
Calories: 140 calories in 1 serving  
Cost: $1.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #11 of Chocolate and Nuts Theme Week.

Today's SkinnyDipped Almond Sea Salt Dark Chocolate (bar) was distributed by Wild Things Snacks, Inc. (Seattle, WA).

Aroma notes included: dark chocolate, almond butter, and very faint light woody nut notes.

I liked the variably sized almond pieces (flecks to small hunks). They added textural interest and allowed more almond flavor to shine through the smooth dark chocolate.

This bar was sweetened with a combination of cane sugar and allulose. The maker offered this description: "Allulose is a sugar found in raisins and figs. It tastes like sugar but doesn't metabolize like it in your body."* (I did not detect anything off or different about the sweetness, other than it was not too sweet. Thank you!)

A judicious dose of sea salt added an appealing saline sparkle, and to keep things interesting.

Ingredients: Unsweetened chocolate, almonds, cane sugar, allulose, cocoa butter, milk fat, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, soy lecithin, vanilla.

Allergen-related information: Contains: almond, milk, soy. "Produced on equipment that processes peanuts, wheat, and other tree nuts."

*Allulose helped lower the carbohydrate and sugar count in this chocolate. "Total Sugars" in 1 serving was listed as 3 grams. "Total Carbs (12 g.) - Dietary Fiber (4 g.) - Allulose (exact number not listed) = 5.5 Net Carbs Per Serving."

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