Thursday, December 31, 2009

Polish Chocolates in USA

Back on World Chocolate Day in September one of the things your Chocolate Priestess found in her nearby Kroger were a few different types of filled chocolates from Poland.  I bought the ones called "Malaga" in a 8oz or 227g bag.  They came in this clear bag with a label on it listing all of the required information for the USA. Inside were these crescent shaped, silver foil wrapped candies with green and purple designs on the foil.

The bag contains 6 servings of candies each with 190 calories, 2.5g saturated fat, <5mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 23g sugars, 2g protein, minor amounts of the four required vitamins and minerals on the label and oddly 210mg of potassium.  This is not an all natural product and sugar is the very first ingredient.  It also includes raisins, cocoa liquor and butter.

The indiviual pieces you can see here laid out as a Christmas tree because I took them to a recent visit at a friend's house, were over an inch long and about half an inch wide.  They smell sweet with a hint of chocolate.  That was how they tasted too: sweet with a hint of chocolate.  In fact, surprising sweet, almost overwhelming sweet.  Their texture was odd, a bit like a honeycomb style candy which is what these reminded me of.  The degree of sweetness over cocoa here means I am unlikely to buy this again but for those of you who like heavy levels of sweetness you might want to check this out.

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

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