Chocolate of the Day
Bombus Natural Energy
Orange and Cocoa Beans Raw Energy (bar)
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 183.8 calories in 1 bar (367.6 kcals per 100 g.)
Cost: $1.89 (estimate) USD for 1 bar
Purchased from: Wicklow Gaol (shop), Wicklow, Ireland
Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Ireland Week.
Today's Orange and Cocoa Beans Raw Energy (bar) was from Bombus Natural Energy (Krnov, Moravskoslezky kraj, Czech Republic). The company offers a variety of health-oriented, gluten free bars created at lower temperatures (to preserve nutritional properties), and without extra sugar or preservatives.
This chocolate may have been from somewhere else in Europe, but it was bought during a stop at the Wicklow Gaol*, an historic spot in Wicklow, Ireland.
Aroma notes for today's energy bar included: cocoa, orange and dried fruit (dates).
The texture was substantial, soft, "date-y" and chewy.
Flavor notes included: authentic cocoa/cacao, natural orange, dried fruit (date), and faint coconut.
Ingredients: Dates (67.5%), Coconut (15%), Cocoa (8%), Cocoa Beans (8%), Orange Concentrate (1.2%), Orange Oil (0.3%).
Allergen-related information: (Gluten Free and Lactose Free); "Possible allergens: nuts, sesame"
*Wicklow Gaol is an ancient Irish jail with a lot of interesting history--most of it sad (as you might have already guessed).