Our magical journey into Kroger’s magical journey into the world of organic fair-trade chocolate continues with their Simple Truth baobab dark chocolate bar. What is a baobab? It’s a thick-trunked tree that you can find in the southern hemisphere, whose fruit sun-dries naturally on the branch and–in chocolate–is God’s uncontested greatest gift to the human tongue.
Our tour of Kroger’s Simple Truth chocolate continues with their maca dark chocolate bar. What is maca? It’s a plant from the Andes whose root can be powdered and used as an herbal supplement, and which is evidently great in chocolate.
Can Kroger step with the big boys of fair-trade chocolate? Last week they had a buy-four-at-$1.79-each sale on their Simple Truth Organic label chocolate, and I couldn’t pass up a deal like that, so we’re about to find out.
This bar is bittersweet in more ways than one. It’s the last bar that my parents brought back from their Israel trip, and while I enjoyed the Parra white chocolate almond bar, I’m not surprised that this bar hit the sweet spot.
Here’s some more chocolate that my parents brought back from their trip to Israel, and man, I had to do some research just to identify it. I nearly missed the only English letters on the wrapper: the main website for the Strauss group, which is in Hebrew. Flipping to the English version of the site, I dug down through their complete brand selection until I recognized the cow logo from the wrapper: it’s their Parra chocolate brand. As noted before, Strauss’ chocolate is not Fair Trade certified, but it is kosher, and the Strauss company has its own commitment to sustainable practices and sourcing. Yeah, but how’s the chocolate, right?
Brand: Splendid Flavor: Dark Chocolate Cacao Content: 70% Rating: 4/5, Liked it a lot Welcome back to another Splendid chocolate that my parents sent me from their trip to Israel. That’s the name of the brand. It’s Splendid. And it’s splendid! It’s a delicious bar with a firm, snappy, slightly grainy texture. It’s strong like a cup […]
Splendid’s orange? Pretty good chocolate. It’s got a strong orange flavor: tart, acidic, and sharp as an 85% cacao bar. It’s also got some weight to it, with a solid, slightly grainy texture. It’s a bit harsher than Theo’s orange chocolate, which remains my favorite orange, but it’s a tasty bar in its own right.