Alter Eco Dark Almond and Dark Quinoa Chocolate

almondalteralterquinoaOrganically grown, fair trade and delicious chocolate! Now that’s a wonderful combination that one cannot resist. I know I couldn’t, because after all, we’re talking about delightful chocolate here. And there’s no such thing has having too much chocolate. Ever.

The Alter Eco Dark Almond Organic Chocolate is simply delicious. Slow roasted, toasted almonds pieces are paired very nicely with the light bitterness of the 60% cocoa chocolate. It melts very smoothly. The small almond pieces also adds a nice crunch as the notes of sweetness followed by a mild bitterness hit your palette.  Although I was expecting large pieces of whole almonds in this chocolate bar, I was very surprised how much I enjoyed the small pieces instead.

Another delight is the Alter Eco Dark Quinoa Organic Chocolate. The quinoa is light and crispy, which reminds me one of my childhood chocolate bars, the Nestle Crunch, that I used to enjoy. Growing up when grocery shopping with my Mom, sometimes she would let us choose a chocolate bar as a treat. And for me, it was the Nestle Crunch. With Alter Eco, it’s much smoother and creamier. With quinoa as the specialty ingredient, it makes it more elite and sophisticated – An adult-version of the Nestle Crunch.

Ratings and Details

Cost: $3.99 for 80 grams.
Value for Cost: Excellent, because this seriously is amazing chocolate.
Availability: Health food stores.
Nutrition: For 5 sections (40 grams) dark almond: 220 calories, 16 grams of fat, 2mg of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fibre, 14 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.
Overall: Made with only a handful of simple, straight-forward ingredients, these are purely delicious chocolate combinations.

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