Friday, August 24, 2012

What We're Eating: Salty Nutty Blonde

I chose this bar because we make it right in our own kitchen! Our lovely Chocolatiers, Dominica and Sebastian, use one of our favorite milk chocolates (Valrhona Jivara) and load it with perfectly sized bits of peanut. Then they top the bars with even more peanuts and a sprinkling of sea salt.

Peanuts and chocolate are an age old combination but when this combo is executed with the finest chocolate and the perfect amount of crunch and salt, the result is totally addictive. I love it when Dominica is in the kitchen producing this bar because she always makes a little left-over slab of chocolaty-peanuty-salty goodness for anyone who's lucky enough to be working!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

What We're Eating: Pacari Sea Salt & Nibs

The Pacari Salt & Nibs chocolate bar is a top contender in my lineup of chocolate favorites.  This bar is especially unique because it is made with raw chocolate. It is not, however, one of those weird-tasting raw chocolates that make you feel as if you are eating the diet-food-imitation-version of a chocolate bar. This bar is the real thing, and you can taste integrity of the ingredients.  What I enjoy most about this chocolate bar is the unexpected smooth luxurious flavor of the Ecuadorian chocolate combined with the salt.  The taste reminds me of salted butter toffee, and the addition of the little bits of crunch from the cocoa nibs completes the experience.

Stop by Saturday from 11am-5pm to taste a sample of Pacari Sea Salt & Nibs.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

What We're Eating: Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest 66%, Bolivia

Original Beans' Beni Wild Harvest 66% holds true to its dried cranberry and melon fruit notes that go perfectly with its creamy texture.  I love this bar because it’s not too strong on my palate, but has a subtle complexity that keeps my interest throughout the whole eating experience.  This bar is perfect for the dark chocolate eater who wants something a little more subtle but still full of flavor.  I’ve been told since I started working here that one can never really go wrong when deciding on an Original Beans bar, and this particular bar definitely fits that statement.  I hope you do try it and enjoy it as much as I do. 

Stop by today between 11am & 5pm for a taste of the Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest, Bolivia 66% bar.
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