Thursday, March 14, 2024

TCHO - "Hazel Nuts!"- Oat Milk Chocolate - Mar. 13, 2024

Chocolate of the Day

"Hazel Nuts!" Oat Milk Chocolate (bars)
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: .83 oz. (23 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70 g.) in total package of 3 bars
Calories: 130 calories in 1 bar (1/3 package)
Cost: $5.99+ (estimate) for 1 bar 
Purchased from: Piazza's, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Hazelnuts Theme Week.

Today's "Hazel Nuts!" Oat Milk Chocolate bar was from TCHO (Berkeley, CA).

Aroma notes included: relatively sweet, milk chocolate and hazelnuts.

Texture: skillfully executed creamy oat milk, studded with crunchy nut bits. 

Flavor notes included: complex/flavorful "milk" chocolate, and authentic, nuanced and fresh hazelnut.

Both taste and textures were well balanced; and the sweetness was offset by high-quality hazelnuts and chocolate and a bit of sea salt. This chocolate had more pleasing complexity than other comparable oat and other alternative milk bars; and it was slightly addictive.

What I loved about this bar: 1.) expert blend of creamy and crunchy; 2.) high-quality hazelnut bits and flavor; 3.) sweet, but not overwhelmingly so--balanced by just the right amount of sea salt; 4.) a fairly tasty oat milk chocolate; and 5.) individually-wrapped small bars, making sharing easier.

Ingredients: Cane Sugar*, Cacao Beans**, Cacao Butter**, Gluten Free Oat Flour* (Oat Flour, Natural Vitamin E, Hazelnut Butter*, Dried Hazelnuts*, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin*, Vanilla Beans* (*Organic, **Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA)

Allergen-related information: Contains hazelnuts. May contain other tree nuts. Certified Kosher DE by Earth Kosher.

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