What came to mind before trying the Organic Traditions Dark Chocolate Golden Berries is the thought of the traditional milk chocolate covered raisins growing up that I used to never eat. In fact, those were one of the first chocolates I would quickly trade away when it came to the Halloween chocolate stash I had worked hard to gather. However, because I am a fan of dark chocolate, and have grown to enjoy the combination of dried fruits in trail mix, along with chocolate chips, I was interested in this treat.
What sets these dark chocolate golden berries apart is that it’s actually dairy-free, gluten-free, and sodium-free – all of which make it that much worth while to munch on. Plus, it’s chocolate! It’s a great fusion of healthy and indulgence, without the guilty feeling of oh-did-I-really-eat-too-much-chocolate aftermath.
The tart, citrus golden berries pair nicely with 80% dark chocolate. It is naturally sweetened with low-glycemic yocon sugar. And to be honest, I really have no idea what that is, but it makes it sound better than the typical convention sugar that I would be used to having. There’s this nice tartness to the golden berries that matches the dark chocolate very well – a great way to satisfy that chocolate craving that happens ever so often.
Ratings and Details
Cost: $8.99 for 150 grams.
Value for Cost: These definitely are a pricey treat.
Availability: Limited availability in stores, health food stores, and online.
Nutrition: For 3 pieces (10 grams), it is 50 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 0 mg of sodium, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fibre, 2 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.
Overall: These are an elite version of the typical purple boxed milk chocolate covered raisins. Although they are tasty – especially being made with dark chocolate – they are an expensive treat.