Thursday, April 27, 2023

Navitas - Cacao Latte Plant-based drink mix - Apr. 26, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Navitas Organics
Organic Cacao Latte - Plant-based drink mix
Good +
Weight: .42 oz. (12 g.) in 1 (single serving) packet
Calories: 50 calories in 1 packet
Cost: $ Missing information - $2.49 (estimate)
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #12 of Chocolate and Coffee Theme Week.

Today's Cacao Latte Plant-based Superfood Drink Mix (single-serving packet) was from Navitas Organics (Novato, CA).

Aroma notes included: warm, rich hot cocoa, faint warm spice, and very faint coconut marshmallow.

The texture was uniform and smooth (no lumps after stirring).

This warm beverage had a relatively mellow hot chocolate flavor, but wasn't nearly as sweet. (This will thrill some, but may disappoint those with a sweet tooth). It had a slightly bitter cocoa powder flavor edge to it, but otherwise was very satisfactory for a low calorie, plant-based hot cocoa beverage. 

I paired this beverage with two small chocolate and coffee sweets: a piece of organic coffee dark chocolate candy, and a small Chocolat Cafe-Tasse dark chocolate and coffee (Noir + Cafe) square. A perfect match.

Ingredients: Organic cacao powder, organic coconut oil powder, (organic acacia fiber, organic MCT* oil), organic coconut palm sugar, organic guar gum, natural flavor, sea salt, organic cinnamon, organic monk fruit extract.

Allergen-related information: Contains tree nuts (coconut).

*Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs)--found in coconut, palm (and some other plant-based) oils--are believed to have certain health benefits.

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