Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Xocolate Bar - Cinnamon Spice (bar) - Mar. 22, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

The Xocolate Bar
Cinnamon Spice (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (56.6 g.) in total bar
Calories: 155 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $14.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Phoenix (shop) under Nepenthe, Big Sur, CA 

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Ginger Theme Week.

Today's Cinnamon Spice (bar) was from The Xocolate Bar (Berkeley, CA).

Aroma notes for this 70% dark chocolate bar with spice inclusions included: warm spice (cinnamon, ginger, very faint (perhaps imagined) allspice and clove) and dark chocolate (relatively bold but smooth with slight sweet herbal and citrus).

Flavor notes included: joyful holiday spiced fruit cake with tiny upticks in authentic-tasting citrus (candied orange peel), candied ginger, and assorted warm spices (cinnamon). The candied inclusion bits added softly chewy texture and sugared up this festive dark bar. 

Dark chocolate minimalists may prefer fewer spices and less sugar; but this was a fun, upbeat bar to try, and brightened up very blustery and stormy weather we were experiencing in California. 

The Xocolate Bar tasting notes: "...a warming blend of sugar and spice"

Ingredients: Organic, fair trade (70%) dark chocolate (organic cacao, organic sugar, sunflower lecithin), ginger, orange, cane sugar, glucose, cinnamon, citric acid, orange oil.

Allergen-related information: (Vegan)

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