Thursday, May 23, 2024

Simply - Salted Peanut Chocolate Date Bars - May 23, 2024

Chocolate of the Day

Simply Gum, Inc.
Salted Peanut Chocolate Date Bars
Good ++
Weight: 1.48 oz. (42 g.) / 4.5 oz. (128 g.) in total bar
Calories: 180 calories in 2 pieces
Cost: $6.66 (sale price)
Purchased from: Whole Foods Market, Los Altos, CA 

Welcome to Day #13 of Chocolate and Dates Theme Week(s).

Today's Salted Peanut Chocolate Date Bars were from Simply Gum, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY).

Aroma notes for these gluten-free, vegan, small bars included: slightly umami/salty peanut, chocolate and date cookie.

An inner peanut and date blend offered a caramel-nougat-like filling, with a pliable date-like chew. The thin outer layer of dark chocolate was quite smooth. 

There was barely any of the faint graininess* in this bar that I've tasted in many other chocolate + date confections.

Flavor notes included: peanut-date-caramel (coconut sugar) nougat-like filling and subtle dark chocolate. The thin layer of dark chocolate took a back seat in this confection; but the flavors were all complementary and well-balanced.

The salted peanuts and chocolate help balance out the date-fruit sweetness. I also liked that these smaller snack-sized bars (that were not individually wrapped) were easy to share (weren't stuck together). 

Ingredients: Organic Dates, Roasted Peanuts, Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Mass, Organic Coconut Sugar, Cocoa Butter), Sea Salt

Allergen-related information: Contains: Peanuts, Coconut.

*A sense of graininess is often due to sugar crystals that can form in the dates as they age.

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