Monday, April 26, 2010

Famous Name Chocolate for Charity

Who has not heard of the actor Paul Newman?  Anyone reading this not heard of this?  Before his passing away in September 2008, he had more than 80 credits as an actor but also worked as a writer, director and producer plus over 30 awards as testament to his skill.  But he and his daughter also started a food company called Newman's Own which specialized in organic foods and donations to charity at the beginning of this movement to be natural and give back to the community.  Your Chocolate Priestess bought this 54% dark chocolate bar at our local Kroger's a while back when it was on deep sale.  Today I want to review it for you all.

 This 2.25oz bar is 4.25 X 2.75 X 0.25 inches etched into 6 fairly equal section but one bar is one serving.  That serving has 200 calories, 13g saturated fat, 5mg sodium, 4g fiber, 28g sugars, 3g protein, 2% calcium and 10% iron.  In terms of how much I see, this is pretty darned good nutritionally.   At 54% cocoa content we are skirting the edge of what various scientific studies suggest is the health benefit threshold of 60% for all those wonderful things we know cocoa can offer some of us in moderation.

The sections of the bar break apart far more easily than I expected given the unetched border surrounding them.  It has an intense dark cocoa scent when I life a section and take a whiff of it.  The label says it is certified organic and made with "Rainforest Alliance Certified" cocoa.  Additional ingredients does include soy lecithin, can juice and vanilla but no dairy so I believe this is also then vegan.  It has a strong, bitter cocoa taste countered by the vanilla but not creamy in the slightest.  It melts slowly in my mouth and provides a slight buzz after one section.

An excellent chocolate bar which goes beyond my expectations for whatI find in grocery stores and mass retailers.  Now, it is a bit pricey but some times with chocolate price does equal quality.  Look for it on sale, check out their website for coupon, or simply know that some of that money will go to charities but do try this once.

Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.

5 comments:

mavido79 said...

I've had other varieties of Newman's Own chocolate and found them to be pretty good. I'll keep my eyes open for this one.

Jen said...

Chocolate and charity go hand in hand.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Oh, wow, over a year later and a new comment!

Allan said...

You better make that two in a year Priestess!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Wow! I wonder if you all are finding this by looking up the Newman's chocolate?