Thursday, December 1, 2022

Hu - Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate (Holiday Edition) - Nov. 27, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate (Holiday Edition)
Good +++
Weight: 1.05 oz. (30 g.) / 2.12 oz. (60 g.) in total bar
Calories: 180 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $2.99 total bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Holiday Spices Series.

Today's Hu (Kitchen) Holiday Edition Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate (bar) was distributed by Hu Products LLC (Austin, TX). 

Aroma notes for this thick dark bar included: pumpkin pie spices and dark chocolate gingerbread. 

The texture was thick and creamy with a very faint granularity, possibly from finely ground spices (and/or from stoneground dark chocolate).

The cacao selected was a great choice for this holiday edition chocolate. The flavorful, balanced 70% dark chocolate helped balance the sweetness level, and worked well with the spices. Ah, the spices. They were divine.

The spice flavors were well balanced and wonderful--capturing the best of not one (pumpkin pie) but two favorite holiday desserts (pumpkin pie and dark chocolate gingerbread--one of my personal favorites). Unrefined coconut sugar (and a smidge of organic pumpkin) contributed some background warm holiday flavors to this blend as well.

In an unofficial endorsement, this Hu bar won the holiday spice chocolate taste-off at my family's Thanksgiving get-together. The fact that it was Organic, Fairtrade (and didn't contain any emulsifiers/lecithins) was an added plus.

I hope this high-quality, Holiday Edition Pumpkin Spice bar makes a comeback next year!

Ingredients: Organic, fair trade cacao; organic unrefined cane sugar; organic fair trade cocoa butter; organic pumpkin; organic cinnamon bark extract (organic cinnamon bark, organic olive oil); sea salt; organic allspice extract (organic allspice, organic olive oil); organic nutmeg extract (organic nutmeg, organic olive oil), organic ginger extract (organic ginger, organic olive oil); organic clove extract (organic clove, organic olive oil).

Allergen-related information: Produced using equipment that also processes tree nuts, soy, peanuts, milk and wheat. (No refined sugar, cane sugar, sugar alcohols or erythritol; No dairy or soy; No palm oil; No lecithins or emulsifiers.)

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