Friday, April 14, 2023

Chocolove - Ganache & Coconut in Dark Chocolate - Apr. 14, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Ganache and Coconut in Dark Chocolate
Good ++
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) in total package of 2 small bars
Calories: 180 calories in 1 package of 2 small bars
Cost: $1.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Nugget Markets, Tiburon, CA

Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.

Today's Ganache and Coconut in Dark Chocolate was from Chocolove (Boulder, CO).

Aroma notes for this bar included: dark chocolate, sweet coconut, and hot cocoa

A generous, creamy, almost buttery, soft dark chocolate (rich, dark chocolate ganache) coating enveloped a softly chewy, sweet, shredded coconut center. 

The dark chocolate was smooth, balanced and relatively uniform, with a very faint earthy fudge brownie note.

Having two smaller bars in the same package made it easy to share this with a friend. But, I also had no problem eating both pieces (considered one serving).

This Non-GMO Verified dark chocolate was sweet without being cloyingly so. This also reminded me of an luxe version of a classic childhood candy bar.*

Ingredients: Dark chocolate ([Rainforest Alliance certified**] cocoa liquor, sugar, [Rainforest Alliance certified] cocoa butter, soy lecithin and/or sunflower lecithin, vanilla), organic cream (milk, gellan gum), tapioca syrup, organic coconut, dextrose, glycerin, cane sugar, organic honey, organic butter, organic palm fruit oil, organic butter oil, sorbitol, sunflower lecithin, vanilla extract.

Allergen-related information: "Contains milk, coconut, soy. May contain traces of wheat, eggs, peanuts or other nuts."

*Today's bar recalls several higher end dark chocolate confections filled with a coconut centers, and the Dark Chocolate Coconut Mounds candy bar--currently owned and being produced by The Hershey Company, that was a top seller during my childhood.

The Mounds candy bar was produced by Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company (starting in 1929, after buying the offering from the original entrepreneur and Connecticut candy maker, Vincent Nitido.) Decades later, Peter Paul merged with Cadbury in 1978. And Hershey purchased U.S. Operations in the late 1980s.)

** "100% of the cocoa in this product comes from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms." "Cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms is grown in ways that benefit farm families, wildlife and the environment. To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance, visit"

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