Dark Chocolate: Monoprix Gourmet – ecorces d’oranges
The last few weeks have been a dark chocolate try out season for me ! First it was the not so exciting Cadbury Bournville followed by the exotic Maya Gold and now the French Chocolate Ecorces d’oranges by Monoprix.
The French gave a very interesting description of the chocolate:
Your whole strength of a large cocoa-flavored orange to gladden the heart of inner gourmet in everyone. (Translated from French)
The Monoprix compares to the Maya Gold as both have the distint tangy orange flavour mixed into the bitterness that is Cocoa. But that is where the similarities end with the Monoprix relying heavily on its high cocoa content to win my heart as compared to the Maya Gold which also had a tinge of spices in it!. If you ask me, I wouldn’t mind either of the two as both have distinct tastes. The ecorces d’oranges is far more bitter and why not – it contains a minimum of 70 percent Cocoa, enough to satiate even the most hardcore dark chocolate lovers!!
Here are the ingredients of the chocolate:
Cocoa paste, sugar, fat-reduced cocoa powder, orange peel candied 5% (orange peel, sugar, wheat dextrose, acidity regulator: citric acid, preservative, sulfur dioxide), cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin, orange oil, vanilla flavoring. Traces of peanuts, grains containing gluten, nuts, milk and eggs. Cocoa: 70% minimum in chocolate.
Nutritional Value (per bar):
Energy value in Joules: 2293Kj
Energy value in kcal: 550KCal
Protein: 8.7 g
With 8.7g of protein per bar do you really need to eat anything else?? Not so difficult to overlook the fat content 😛
I’d like to thank my friend Neville as I am in debt to him for his dislike of dark chocolate as I got to taste and cherish a very unique chocolate!