Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Gold Emblem - Kona Coffee Flavored Macadamia Nuts - Dark Chocolate - Aug. 30, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Gold Emblem
Kona Coffee Flavored Macadamia Nuts - Dark Chocolate
Good + - Good ++ 
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 4.5 oz. (127 g.) total package
Calories: 150 calories in 1 oz. (28.3 g.) serving
Cost: $2.99 for 1 package
Purchased from: Missing information

Aloha, and welcome to the last day (Day #11) of Chocolate and Hawaii Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Nut Theme Week.

Today's Gold Emblem Dark Chocolate Kona Coffee Flavored Macadamia Nuts were distributed by CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (Woonsocket, RI).

The aroma for these glossy chocolate covered confections included: aromatically nutty, sweet dark chocolate, and sweetened coffee notes.

These generously-sized rounded pieces offered three layers of texture: 1.) a thin shiny outer coating; 2.) a thick, creamy and substantial chocolate "mantle;" and 3.) a crunchy macadamia nut center at the core.

The chocolate (fudge brownie-like) and authentic macadamia nut flavors harmonized well together. The macadamia pieces were large enough to enjoy the mild, subtle creamy/buttery flavor (with a very faint, fleeting earthy note). The nuts also helped balance the overall sweetness level. 

There were also faint, slightly buttery coffee and vanilla flavor notes. (There was some butter and milk in the dark chocolate, but no added vanilla.) The coffee flavor was relatively smooth and not too acidic.

Ingredients: Dark Chocolate (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, butter fat, cocoa [processed with alkali], soy lecithin [emulsifier], salt, natural flavor), macadamia nuts, natural Kona coffee flavor.

Allergen-related information: "Contains macadamia nuts, milk, soy. Made on equipment that is also used for other tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts), wheat, milk and eggs."
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