In 2006, my daughter bet I couldn't eat a different chocolate each day for a year. I enjoyed that year so much that, after 17+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate every day. Happily, even after 6,200+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Endangered Species - Oat Milk Mixed Berries + Dark Chocolate 75% Cocoa (bar) - Jan. 24, 2023
Chocolate of the Day
Endangered Species Chocolate Oat Milk Mixed Berries + Dark Chocolate 75% Cocoa (bar) Good + - Good ++ Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar Calories: 170 calories in 1/3 bar Cost: $4.19 for 1 bar Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to the last day (Day #12) of Chocolate, Berries and Vanilla Theme Week.
The company produces a wide variety of dark and milk chocolate bars with flavor inclusions; and more recently, oat milk chocolate bars as well. (Endangered Species Chocolate also donates 10 percent of net profits to save wildlife.)
Aroma notes for this bar included: dark chocolate, fruit (diffuse dark berries), light vanilla cookie, and oat cracker.
The ebony-toned 75% dark chocolate had smooth, deep dark flavor. (It was neither too bitter nor was it too sweet (thank you).
The berry flavors: "darker" blueberry and occasional upticks of brighter raspberry were complementary and well-balanced with the dark chocolate and very subtle oat flavors. And vanilla added a faint, floral spice, baked cookie-like warmth.
I liked this bar better than other oat milk chocolates I've tried. The faint oat flavor was closer to a toasted whole grain cracker. Some other oat milk chocolates can have (worst case) a slightly mealy, or pulpy cardboard texture/flavor. The higher percent (75%) dark chocolate (and amounts of other fats) that were used as well as the type/treatment of the oats, and conching/grinding times could also have been factors.